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The GapGuru UK Team

Using our experience to give you an amazing gap year!

The GapGuru UK team boasts a wealth of experience when it comes to gap travel. Every member of our UK shares a passion for travel and volunteering abroad, and together we give you the kind of expert advice and comprehensive support you need to make the most of your time off. Meet the GapGuru UK team below!

Kirsteen – Gap Year Advisor

Kirsteen spent her gap year backpacking around India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia, and in 2009 she spent 3 months volunteering at a nursery school and orphanage in Kenya.

Countries visited:  Austria, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Antarctica, Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, UAE, Turkey, Croatia

Kirsteen’s gap year advice:  Talk to a gap year advisor at GapGuru about your interests and experience and what you want to achieve from your time abroad and then they can make suggestions about the most suitable programmes for you.

Call Kirsteen now on 01635 45556 or send her an email with your contact details and she can call you – [email protected]

Elliot – Gap Year Advisor

Elliot has a passion for travelling and experiencing different cultures around the world. Elliot is the newest addition to the GapGuru team and is here to help volunteers have the same amazing experience as he did on his gap year.

Countries visited:  South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Spain, France, Cyprus, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, America and Canada.

Elliot's gap year advice:  Go into the experience with an open-mind and be willing to try many different things. You never know, you might just find your calling!

Elliot would love to help you plan your trip, so do not hesitate in getting in touch, either by phone on
01635 45556 or send him an email on - [email protected]

Charlotte – Gap Year Advisor

Charlotte is one of our lovely Gap Year Advisors here at GapGuru. She's here to help you plan your travels, whether they are 2 weeks or 6 months long. At GapGuru we offer an exciting range of volunteer, travel and internship programmes across Europe, Asia, South America and Africa

Travel Experience  
Charlotte has travelled to Bolivia, South Africa, America, Canada, Europe and Asia. Most recently she volunteered in Cusco, Peru, for four months teaching English. Whilst there she visited: Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and trekked to Machu Picchu.

Get In Touch!
So if you have any questions, please contact Charlotte on 01645 45556 or email her at [email protected].

Prakriti – Director of Operations

Why GapGuru?
"I’m really proud of the work we do in the UK to ensure that GapGuru provides a personal service tailored to each gap year traveller. GapGuru’s overseas teams are so dedicated to their work and the support they provide is unbeatable."

Prakriti probably has the most in-depth knowledge of our projects. She oversees the management and delivery of all programmes and is in touch with most gap year participants to make sure that things are going as planned.

Jack – Operations and Support

How do you help our GapGuru travellers?
Jack works in our Operations Team and is here to help you plan your volunteer project, flights, insurance, visa, packing and everything in between.

What’s the best part of your job?
I love sending our volunteer out on their projects, seeing how much fun they have and the positive effect our programmes have on our volunteers and the communities they work in.

Why volunteer with GapGuru?
Because you get incredible support from our UK and in country team to make sure you’re always safe and have a great time.

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