How will you experience your Gap Year? What do you hope to accomplish? If you join us at United Planet, you will:
We’ll support you, of course – you’ll have everything you need to help make your gap year volunteering a success. But really, you’ll find your own way, learn a lot about yourself, and maybe even discover a new purpose in your life.
Sound like a fantasy? Here’s what our volunteers say:
“It reawakens something new in you.”
“It changed me; I didn’t want to come home.”
“I wish I could stay at that moment in time.”
“Most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.”
“I went to help other people. It turned out I helped myself.”
If that sounds like the kind of Gap Year you’d like to experience, learn more about United Planet.
We are so proud of volunteers like Taylor who do their part to create a global community, one relationship at a time. Taylor volunteered for one year in a small primary school in Amager, Denmark. During the day, she would help out in English classes for grades three to nine, assisting teachers with lessons and helping out with the needs of the classroom. In the afternoons, Taylor would take the younger children on field trips and conduct other activities as part of an after school program.
Taylor would like to recognize her host family, the Frødings, from her host community. Taylor says, “They treated me like part of their family, getting to know me and letting me truly get to know them; they were overwhelmingly generous with their time and energy, going out of their way to introduce me to traditional Danish customs and to have me experience parts of Denmark I wouldn’t normally have seen. Being a host family isn’t easy but through kindness, understanding, and a healthy dose of Danish humor, the Frødings truly made Denmark feel like my second home.”
Taylor remembers her experience: “United Planet was a phenomenal experience that I will always be thankful for and it introduced me to people, places, and a culture that I will always cherish.”
United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.