Gap Year Travel Inspiration & Advice

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For Adventurers, Advisors and Providers

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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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. 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...

Deal With Language Barriers While Traveling S.E. Asia

How to Deal With Language Barriers While Traveling to S.E. Asia by Erica Sunarjo So, you have picked your travel destination. South East Asia, it is! Your bags are packed, and your flight booked. You have pondered a list of sights you want to visit, With the many...

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. You will also gain a new appreciation for the world around you. How to choose more...

How to Avoid 5 Gap Year Mistakes

Successful gap years require a strategy and this blog will help you avoid 5 gap year mistakes. 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...

Evidence the benefits of your travel on a CV

Gap years have been around since the 1970's but the last decade or two have seen more people than ever before deciding it's an option for them.  In a globalized world, businesses need experienced candidates who understand other cultures, speak another language or are...

4 Things to Research in Advance to Stay Safe Abroad

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 result? An arrest...

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 last minute Christmas gift. You can purchase AV vouchers...

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...

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...

Watch Netflix overseas

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...

5 Common Travel Challenges

Travelling is not always easy and you will most definitely get into unexpected situations. However, some of these can be foreseen and prepared for. Here are 5 common travel challenges you will face while traveling abroad. Being Unprepared This is an...

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