Taking a gap year. So many options…. Travel Cheaper « round the world » tickets from STA travel Interail « visit 30 countries on one rail pass from € 159 Language courses Actually learn the language overseas Go back and retake some qualifications Hands-on experience/internships
“Deloitte is offering 40 “scholar” places to school-leavers to start in September. The students will get a seven-month work placement, followed by a £1,500 bursary that can be spent on travel during the remainder of their gap year. After that the firm will give them £1,000 a year, plus four weeks’ paid work experience, during their time at university”.
“Being in a foreign country can be daunting at first: new food, culture, customs and a vastly different language to my own. It was mind-blowing!”
“Gap years are not just a free year before going into further study. Its about travelling somewhere new and exciting and getting out and really living for the first time. whether that be via volunteering in helping the environment, being a sporting couch in summer camps, helping to harvest grapes in the great vineyards of France, or singing a Chinese song for the Christmas concert your school put on and having your students and their parents cheering you on, it will be the an experience you will never forget.”