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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...

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Graduate Gap Opportunities in Africa & Asia

If the end of your degree is fast approaching then you are probably starting to think about what comes next. Will you rush straight into your first graduate job or will you choose to take a Graduate Gap Year? Did you dismiss the idea of a Gap Year because you didn’t...

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10 Year (GAP) Challenge

Africa & Asia Venture (AV): You might of seen lots of talk on facebook about the #10YearChallenge since the start of 2019. In fact it has become so popular that Facebook faced accusations that it was using the challenge to build an ageing algorithm. We saw some...

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This summer could change your life

Will the summer of 2019 be the one that could change your life forever? It could be if you travel to Kenya on a summer work experience program with Africa & Asia Venture (AV). You might not have had the chance to take a full gap year but this is an opportunity to...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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