The Gap Year Advice Blog

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A Guide to Terrifying Creatures to Avoid on Your Gap Year

A gap year offers a fantastic opportunity to explore warmer climes, rainforests, beaches and much more… But as you take the path less travelled and head […]

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Gap Year Statistics to Broaden Your Mind

Thinking about taking a gap year? You’re not alone. It’s a common misconception that year out is little more than a expensive holiday with no real […]

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How to Explain the Value of Your Gap Year During an Interview

How to Explain the Value of Your Gap Year During an Interview

Unlike Martin Sorrell’s opinion that gap years are wasted and aren’t contributing to students’ education, many gap year students return from their adventures abroad feeling that […]

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Travel Vaccination Advice: Which Ones Should You Get?

Passport got stolen? It can be replaced. Left your wallet in the hotel? You’ll get a new one. Travel insurance may be able to replace your […]

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The Best Gap Year Destinations to Explore in April

Spring has sprung, the end of the grey weather is upon us, and many of you will be thinking about starting your gap year travels this […]

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Six Awesome Gap Year Programs That Lead to Paid Work

Six Awesome Gap Year Programs That Lead to Paid Work

School’s almost up and you’re so close to completing those darn exams that it’s making you feel all anxious (a feeling I remember well) about the […]

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What Does Your Choice of Gap Year Destination Say About You?

Where you choose to explore on your gap year says a lot about you… We all know that the deepest depths of the Amazonian jungle certainly […]

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How to Pack the Perfect Gap Year Backpack

It’s never too early to start preparing your gap year backpack. Remember the old adage ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’? Well it happens to […]

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