Spend Your Gap Year Going Green
Looking for a good excuse to put off college? We have just the thing. Greenforce uses volunteer tourists to create sustainable communities and conduct research for conservation projects. What sets the organization apart, is that they specialize in gap year programs in which students take a year off in between high school and college.
The gap year concept is also becoming popular with people who are looking to take time out of their current career or are looking for a new purpose after losing their job.
Greenforce offers a four-week program collecting data on white sharks in South Africa for $2,000 a person. A new group departs the first of each month. If you don’t find the imminent danger of swimming with sharks appealing, they also offer trips to study pandas in China or rescue animals in the Amazon.