Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Gap Year IDEAS

To have a look at some great ideas for what to do with your gap year, see IDEAS

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Gap Year TALKS

For an impartial gap year talk at a school, college or an exhibition, see TALKS

Investigate it

So you want to take a gap year.  What next?

There is a lot to consider and it will take time to research the best options for you.

Keep in mind that:

  • You have 15 months if you are deferring your HE place.
  • You can raise a lot of the money needed by working.
  • It’s best to start off with an organised activity with others of your age and then with increased confidence take more control of your year.
  • Try to link your gap activities to areas of interest i.e. linked to your HE study or career.
  • A round the world ticket is a sound basis for planning.
  • Don’t forget to think about what you do in the UK, as well as abroad.

Some of the key issues in your investigation will include:

  • What would you really like to do?
  • Which countries would you like to include?
  • For how long and when do you want to be away from home?
  • Do you want to be on your own, with someone else, or in a group?
  • Will you arrange it yourself (DIY), go through an organization or a combination of both?
  • Safety Issues. What should you be doing to prepare yourself?

gap year volunteers in Kenya, getting very involved in the local way of life.







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