Gap Year Travel Inspiration & Advice

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Please Note: Year Out Group has no association with other organisations using the name YEAR OUT and any similarities with our logo and branding should be met with caution. We were founded in 2000 and have noticed a few more recently established companies outside the UK have ‘borrowed’ from our wording and graphic design, albeit with some colour and font changes.

Before you make a booking with any company please check that they are authentic and use our GUIDE to ask appropriate questions.

Gap year basics

Whether you are at school, college or in work, we can guide you towards inspirational gap year travel programmes & experiences. Visiting this site is your first step towards an awesome adventure!

Gap year help & advice

Browse our site, gap year programmes and get in touch with a question or request a talk at your school. We’re here to help with one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your future. Read our blogs for even more info.

Approved gap year providers

Too much choice on the web and not sure who to trust? We have experienced and approved providers and are happy to answer your gap year travel queries. We are also keen to hear from potential members.

Gap year inspiration

We’ve selected a range of gap year  programmes which we think will whet your appetite for a gap year. Choose from what’s on offer or dig deeper to find more on our member’s websites.

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Creating Budget-friendly Gap Year Travel Plans

Charlie Fletcher is a freelance writer from the lovely "city of trees"- Boise, Idaho. Her love of writing pairs with her passion for social activism and search for the truth. You can find more of her writing on her Contently. A budget friendly gap year is the perfect...

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...

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