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Creating Budget-friendly Gap Year Travel Plans
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Take a gap year – shape your future
If there was any doubt about the arrival of this post-pandemic “new normal”, then the beginning of June festivities cleared it. The Jubilee long weekend came as a breath of fresh air to people wanting to feel normal again. Meeting friends (and strangers) face to face,...
7 Tips For Choosing the Perfect Gap Year Destination
We've highlighted 7 tips for choosing the perfect gap year destination. A staggering 98% of respondents in a Gap Year Association survey said their gap year helped them mature and better interact with people of various cultures and backgrounds. In addition, 97% said...
4 Pre-travel tips for your gap adventure
These pre-travel tips will help you get the most out what is a life-enriching opportunity. During a gap year, you get to spend time exploring another part of the world (or your own country) before heading to university or the workforce. And you'll encounter different...
Great careers for women
When it comes to great careers for women, most of us spend a lot of time and effort on finding the right one. We want to make sure that we are doing something that we love, and that is also financially rewarding. It's important to remember that our careers are a huge...
Handling the stresses of teaching overseas
Preparing how to handle the stress of teaching overseas will really improve your experience. Teaching English in a foreign country as part of your gap year is likely to be one of the most demanding experiences you'll ever have. It entails relocating to a new country,...
Travel in 2021
It's been a terrible year for most people with too many facing the loss of family, their health or employment. Talking about gap years and travel in 2021 can seem frivolous by comparison. That said, the travel industry has been one of the hardest hit by restrictions...
Should I go to university or take a gap year?
Firstly, we'd like to wish everyone the best for their continued studies this year. We know it's been a really difficult period for students. The uncertainty around exam results, university places and employment have understandably left many feeling in a state of...
Boost your well-being during Covid19
For students around the world, the plans for a 2020/1 gap year changed dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis. If you’re one of those students whose plans got completely warped amid the crisis, time to look on the bright side. There are ways to use this...