Taking a Gap Year

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Crimson Publishing, Limited, 2003 - Students - 445 pages
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.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
12
The Risks Reassurance for Parents The Beaten Track Coming Home
25
PLANNING PREPARATION
35
GAP YEAR PLACEMENTS
72
EXPEDITIONS
93
Helpful Organisations Sailing Adventures Fundraising Sponsored
102
WORK EXPERIENCE
111
Directory of Work Experience in the
117
PAID SEASONAL JOBS
193
AU PAIRING
218
DIRECTORIES OF COURSES
232
Art Design Drama Film Courses
258
Business Skills Courses
265
Sport Activity Courses
274
Gap Year Preparation
280
BENELUX
286

Directory of Work Experience Abroad
125
VOLUNTEERING
138
A YEAR OFF FOR NORTH AMERICANS
180
FRANCE
292
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About the author (2003)

Susan Griffith is the author of many of Vacation Work's leading books including "Work Your Way Around the World" and "Teaching English Abroad." Canadian-born Susan currently lives in Cambridge with her family.

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