Gap Years & Holiday Activities
TAKING A GAP YEAR...
Can improve your CV and give you something engaging to discuss at interview
Help you get a better perspective on who you are, your life, and what you want to do next
Will take you out of your comfort zone and build life experience you can't get in a classroom
Means you return refreshed and ready for the next step
Many opportunities are suitable for holidays - don't be put off by the words "Gap Year"!
www.gapadvice.org - comprehensive information and advice on planning a gap year
www.yearoutgroup.org - good general introduction with links to 35+ member organisations
www.gogapyear.com - useful advice on insurance, FCO travel advice, staying healthy, passports and visas, money and more
www.gap-year.com - the definitive Gap Year Guidebook
www.gapyear.com - an interactive magazine, providing information, advice, message boards, blogs and journals
Also look up the latest "Top 100" gap year providers as researched by newspapers such as the Telegraph.
www.summerjobs.co.uk - guide to summer employment and vacation work
www.timebank.org.uk - voluntary work opportunities in the UK with links to organisations that offer opportunities for young people
www.anyworkanywhere.com - in excess of 30,000 jobs have been advertised on the website
www.workingabroad.com - an international networking service for volunteers and travellers
www.projecttrust.org.uk - volunteer to work for a year in another country.
www.travellersworldwide.com - conservation, teaching, work experience and voluntary work overseas
www.volunteerlatinamerica.com - affordable volunteer work plus schools to learn Spanish in Central and South America
The following organisations have been recommended by pupils:
www.frontier.ac.uk - over 300 opportunities for Gap Years or shorter activity/volunteering breaks
- huge variety of opportunities across the world
www.sportlived.co.uk - lots of great opportunities downunder