Ask yourself: when else are you going to be 18 years old with no homework, no job, no mortgage, no kids, and no worries? Never. The answer is never. On a gap year you'll integrate into a new society, a new group of friends, you'll soak up so much culture you'll forget there was ever such a thing as a McDonald's - and all while you're still in your prime.
Life feels like it's unravelling fast right now, and at university things only move faster. So give yourself some room to think and breathe and be, whether that's beneath the waterfalls of South America, or on high wires in Costa Rica. Make no mistake - the limitless potential you have right now to travel is one of life's rare gifts. Where will you decide to go?The person you are will affect your compatibility, as the the mental and physical challenges involved will differ from country to country. For example, our African placements tend to be easier than placements in Latin America and Asia - where the weather is more humid, the itinerary usually involves time in a jungle, and English is less widely spoken. Don't worry though - as long as you're honest we'll be able to accurately review your compatibility ourselves through the contact we have with you.