The Gap Year has become a desirable option for those about to go to university. You’re 18, you’ve been in education all your life, and let’s face it: you’re tired. Why not go on the holiday of a lifetime? You can climb a mountain, help build a school in Peru, Cambodia, Ecuador or Vietnam, trek around an ancient ruin, or if you fancy it, just get some valuable work experience in the UK.
The Gap Year offers a wonderful break between your childhood and adulthood; it’s an opportunity you’re unlikely to ever get again. So why not grab it with both hands?
Employers – more and more – value unique experience in their employees. Someone who’s learned a language, experienced different cultures and different perspectives, dedicated months of their lives to a charitable enterprise, or worked towards their lifelong career ambitions.
So to benefit your life, your career and even the lives of other – consider a Gap Year.
Gap Year Articles
Gap year blogger, Sophie Rainbow, gives us the latest from her year out of education:
Gap year blogger, Olivia Ross, has just started her year away from education:
Staying healthy on your gap year
- Nash Chemists offer healthcare advice for your gap year, both before you set off and while you're out there
Gap Year Case Studies
We've teamed up with Projects Abroad to give you all the info you'll need on gap years, including first-hand accounts from some of their volunteers: