- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: New Zealand
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: None
- Program Length: Semester, Quarter
- Start Month: January, September
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Cabins, Dorm, Tents, Student Apartment
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms, Work Study
Head to New Zealand for 12 weeks of adventure travel to rival any other. Whether you're looking for a foot in the door to an adventure tourism career or ultimate adventure holiday, this will perfect your outdoor survival skills and showcase the most unreal New Zealand back country locations.
The Adventure Guide Program - so what's it all about?
Over twelve weeks of adventure and travel, you’ll find yourself on the top of the highest peaks, meandering down enormous glacier-driven river valleys, exploring new golden sand beaches by kayak, hanging from rock faces with your new mates supporting you all the way. New Zealand’s diverse and spectacular outdoors will be your classroom, with lessons on leadership, new outdoor skills and strategies to help in every area of life.
You’ll also complete world-recognised outdoor adventure guiding certifications, real world industry work experience and gain invaluable networking connections to help get you into the dream job.
Our New Zealand program, based in Queenstown specialises in hiking, climbing, guiding and canyoning.
12 week adventure tourism training and qualification program based in Queenstown, New Zealand
12 weeks accommodation and 10 weeks meals (the last 2 weeks self-catered)
All technical equipment, program related transport & travel
2 x NZ Outdoor instructor association leader qualifications (NZOIA hiking + rock climbing or canyon leader), Extensive First Aid training, Swift Water Rescue Certificate,
Modules on guiding and leadership skills, critical incident management & technical skills