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Gap Year Travel Inspiration & Advice

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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.

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.

Students, graduates & adventurers

We're here to inform your gap experience decision and give you access to approved gap year programmes.


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Teachers, lecturers & careers advisors

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Pledge to stop placing volunteers in orphanages

Re-think Orphanages. The Pledge: Year Out Group members have stated their support for the following pledge which they will sign formally when they renew their membership for 2019. "Our organisation pledges that if we have not already done so, we will now inform our...

How to be proactive on your gap year

Guest post: Alice Greedus, CV-Library Taking a gap year is the start of an exciting adventure. Whether you choose to spend it travelling the world, volunteering or working, there’s no doubt it will be a great learning experience. However, after 12 months of exploring,...

Top 25 gap year destinations according to #instagram

 Top 25 gap year travel destinations as researched by Alpha Travel Insurance Alpha Travel Insurance have looked into where people think is the ultimate gap year destination to make sure we aren’t missing out on those incredible sights and picture perfect spots....

76 Tips for Safer Gap Year Travel

Travelling the world is a great way of discovering new cultures and becoming more independent. It is not without risk as you’ll need to learn on-the-go about how things work, how to communicate effectively and what rules you need to follow. We've teamed up with...

Facing anxiety while travelling abroad

About the Author: Andrei Milosevic is an international student, traveller, and writer. Over the past few years, he has been studying international business as well as providing advice and insight into international calling and communication. In his free time he kayaks...

A gap year in times of uncertainty

There have been a few highs but some desperate lows over the past few years. Political turmoils, changes in the natural environment and deeply saddening events leading to the loss of life, have left everyone feeling somewhat uncertain about the future. For some, they...

3 cheapest gap year destinations 2018

Phillip Garlick is Head of Commercial at the travel money provider H&T. Here, he shares the 3 cheapest gap year destinations and his top tips on how you can save money while you're away. In just a couple of months, you'll be done with the last term of this school or...

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