What kind of gap year should I do?

Find out the different types of gap years that you can take. After all, the world is vast and your options are endless!

What kind of gap year should I do?

08 August 2018

August is upon us (how is this year going so fast?!), which means one thing and one thing only; it is almost time to find out if your hard-work paid off during your exams. Whether you are getting back your GCSE results, A Level results or your university exam results, the nervous build up is on whilst the countdown is on until results day!

Perhaps you aren’t that nervous about the results? Maybe you need a break from education and need some real-life experience in the big wide world. A gap year can be a very interesting time where you learn a lot about yourself, but what are your options? And where in the world can you go?

Where can I go?

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Did you know that there are 195 countries in the world? So you can rest assured that there is so much to see and so many new cultures that you can embrace on your gap year. You could travel to one of the 7 continents of the world, such as: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australasia, or even Antarctica!

The world really is your oyster. If you’ve always really wanted to visit a country then do it. Or if you are of the lucky few who know exactly what they want to do in their gap year then get it booked. Alternatively, if you aren’t sure what you want to do or where you want to go then get researching.

What are my options for my gap year?


Do you want to give something back? There are so many fantastic volunteering programmes that you can join, which really help to make a difference to communities and environments. From community programmes to conservation programmes, you’ll definitely be able to find a good cause and be able to contribute to making the world a better place!



If you are a career-driven and ambitious individual, you could take part in an internship. Not only will you get to explore a new country, learn a new language and meet new people, you will also get to enhance your skills which will help you find a job upon your return home. You can find an internship in whatever you are interested in and it will help to show you whether it is the right career for you.

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Working abroad

If you want to travel the world but are scared that you won’t have enough money to do so, you can always find work abroad. Such as a farm, often these places offer free accommodation, food and board, sometimes with a little pocket money – which means you save money on the costs of living, whilst learning new skills and meeting new people. Alternatively, you could work in a bar, hostel, shop, or teach English abroad. Check out these working abroad options that we offer.

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Is it time to have some ‘you’ time? Backpacking allows you to explore as many (or as few places) as you want, depending on what you want to do and your budget. You will get to meet many people from all over the world and get to learn about their stories. You will get to experience new cultures and new traditions that will open your eyes to a whole different world that you never would have experienced at home.


If you want to find your perfect gap year, we can help! Check out our website and get in contact with our friendly team today.