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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.

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We're here to inform your adventure travel decision and give you access to approved programs.
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Teachers, Lecturers & Careers Advisors

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Blog Posts

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Coronavirus and your travel plans

Many of you and no doubt the parents amongst you will have concerns about the Coronavirus in general and more specifically if you and/or your family have travel plans. If you are booking a program with one of our members or if you have already booked, you shouldn't...

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...

How to travel with only a backpack

How to Travel With Just a Backpack  Travelling light, with nothing but your backpack, can be extremely liberating. When you travel light, you’re often able to go off the beaten path and find some hidden gems that you wouldn’t otherwise find. However, most of us are...

How to prepare your finances for a gap year

Taking a gap year between secondary school and higher education offers a variety of valuable opportunities that promote personal growth and experiential education. Often, students schedule a gap year to travel, volunteer or create additional time to explore a degree...

Say NO to riding elephants whilst on your gap year

Each year, millions of tourists come to Thailand seeking a chance to get up close and personal with Asian elephants in hope of getting as close as possible to these mesmerizing mammals; close enough to touch, take photos or enjoy the entertainment of a show. Their...

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