Taking a Gap Year
Young people approaching the end of school or university are uniquely privileged to be able to contemplate taking a year off before going on to the next phase of their lives. This is the definitive handbook for all those students who want to make the most of a year off before or after their university course to work and travel.
Topics covered include making the decision to take a Gap Year including considering the rewards and risks; discussing the idea with schools, universities and employers; planning and making preparations; and fund raising. Author Susan Griffith includes all the necessary information on the specialist Gap Year programs available, the jobs that can be found by travelers worldwide, the possibilities for voluntary work around the world, joining an expedition, gaining some new skill or qualification, or simply taking the opportunity to travel. First hand stories and case histories from Gap Year travelers vividly illustrate the book.
The book also includes a country-by-country guide to Gap Year opportunities in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, and Latin America as well as the USA.
The Risks Reassurance for Parents The Beaten Track Coming Home
GAP YEAR PLACEMENTS
Helpful Organisations Sailing Adventures Fundraising Sponsored
Directory of Work Experience in the
PAID SEASONAL JOBS
DIRECTORIES OF COURSES
Art Design Drama Film Courses
Business Skills Courses
Sport Activity Courses
Gap Year Preparation
Directory of Work Experience Abroad
A YEAR OFF FOR NORTH AMERICANS