Is it Time to do something a bit different? 

With over 20% of first year university students in Australia leaving their chosen course or dropping out all together, maybe it's a good idea to step off the academic treadmill and consider your goals before diving in. There are so many benefits to taking a gap year - independence, confidence, career experience, and cultural awareness are just a few! Volunteering can really give you an edge before and after university.

Lattitude is one of the largest international volunteering organisations, supporting around 1000 young people globally every year. As a nonprofit organisation, we ensure we remain cost effective and are transparent about all costs involved, while providing comprehensive support throughout the process. After 45 years of global experience, we think we've got a pretty good thing going.

With placements available in 13 countries, lasting between 4 and 11 months and departing throughout the year, there is a Lattitude experience that will fit into your gap year!


Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.

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Not sure where to start? Why not TAKE THE QUIZ to find out which gap year experience might be right for you!

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Use this time to find your focus

Shocking stuff, right? Read this article from The Age to learn more.

“We’ve heard too many ­stories about students who have changed courses, dropped out because they made the wrong choices about what to study or who started a course with no idea of what they were signing themselves up for,” Senator Birmingham said.

Taking a gap year with Lattitude can give you the time and space to think about what you next steps will be as well as give you both life and work experience. Find your focus, try something new, get out of your comfort zone and make your next steps your best steps!