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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 or...

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An unexpected gap year in Uganda

I had an unexpected gap year. in Uganda It wasn't planned and in fact I was almost dead set against the idea of taking one, as I was keen to get stuck into university life. Unfortunately when my a-level grades came out in the august I was six marks short of the grades...

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Skeptical about gap years?

I was always skeptical 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, education being the best example because you tend to forget quite a bit in a year and lose a...

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Pod Volunteer – Amelia’s blog from India

Welcome to my Pod Volunteer blog from India. I have rated everything I did  as 'very good' as on reflection there is nothing I wouldn't rate as well above average. From the Pod Volunteer set up, to the project. The project in particular and the work of Ravi, Gurav and...

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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 2008 and now I am a Sub-Lieutenant...

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Gap year statistics to help take the leap

Thinking about taking a gap year? You're not alone with over 230,000 young people between 18­25 years old on some form of gap year break. Most people recognise that a year out is so much more than a holiday, as some would have you believe. In fact, a gap year can be a...

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Gap year scholarship

Trying to fund a gap year? Here are some figures which might help.   £3,975 … the worth of our scholarship If you’re looking for scholarships and bursaries to help fund your gap year, check out The Art History Abroad Scholarship for a place on one of our 2-week summer...

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Top 5 skills learnt while volunteering

Have you ever been sat in an interview and been asked for a specific example of when you have "thought outside of the box"? Or maybe a prospective employer asked you for an example of when you had "worked with a team to overcome a challenge"? Annoying as they are,...

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