Travel in 2021

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...
Evidence the benefits of your travel on a CV

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...
Pledge to stop volunteering in orphanages

Pledge to stop volunteering in orphanages

Re-think Orphanages. The Pledge: Year Out Group members have stated their support  to stop volunteering in orphanages, 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...
A gap year in times of uncertainty

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...
Sceptical about gap years?

Sceptical about gap years?

An unexpected journey I was always sceptical about gap years. It comes from my French education, I was taught that once you’ve started something you should doggedly carry on to the end. Getting my degree without a break in education was my focus. Anyway, at my age and...
From a gap year to the Navy

From a gap year to the Navy

Going from a gap year to the Navy, Helen Taylor is now a Sub lieutenant in the Royal Navy.  Here she recounts how her gap year experience enabled her to demonstrate that she had the skills that the Navy look for in their officers. I graduated from Exeter University in...