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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.

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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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Because you can never have too much of a good thing

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. It's been a really difficult period for students and the uncertainty around exam results, university places, travel plan and employment have understandably left many feeling  in a...

Coronavirus and your travel plans

Get updates from Gov.uk & FCDO travel advice. Ensure you have travel insurance in place & understand claim restrictions. Stay in touch with your provider. Get GP advice if you are concerned about any pre-existing medical condition. Follow NHS hygiene advice....

How to choose more sustainable travel kit

Taking a gap year is all about gaining new experiences and a new perspective on life. When you choose to take time off from work or school, you know that your lifestyle will change and you may gain a new appreciation for the world around you. There are many...

How to Avoid 5 Gap Year Mistakes

Edited from an original blog submitted by Jenna Muir - [email protected] Gap years have long been popular in Europe and are gaining more traction in the United States—and for good reason. According to a Gap Year Association survey, study abroad students frequently...

4 Things to Research in Advance to Stay Safe Abroad

By Brianne Sandorf It’s hard to get banned from Canada, but I know someone who did. He didn’t do anything illegal. But because he didn’t research Canadian laws and customs before visiting, he did some things at the border that the customs agents found suspicious. The...

Last minute Christmas gift panic?

Last minute Christmas gift panic?  Africa & Asia Venture (AV) have got you covered with their Gap Year Vouchers. If you are hoping to take a Gap Year or know someone who is, these vouchers make the perfect gift for Christmas. You can purchase AV vouchers in any...

When will gap year programs start again?

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 can seem frivolous by comparison. That said, the travel industry has been one of the hardest hit by restrictions placed on the...

5 steps to personal growth during Covid19 crisis

For students around the world, the plans for a 2020 gap year changes dramatically with the rising seriousness of the coronavirus crisis. Not only were classes cancelled around the world and transferred to an online environment, but many students found themselves in a...

Can’t watch Netflix overseas?

Even whilst enjoying a brilliant adventure overseas, you may sometimes crave a bit of home life. Pancakes, Your own bed or favorite TV show.  It’s no secret that Netflix US has the largest library out of all available regions – sitting at over 5900 titles as of 2019....

5 Common Travel Challenges

Author Bio: Donald Fomby is a freelance writer for Best Writers Online. He has written custom content for various websites and has worked in various marketing efforts and campaigns. Travelling is not always easy and you will most definitely get into unexpected...

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