Gap Year


GENERAL INFORMATION

Thinking about taking a gap year but not sure where to start? A well-planned gap year is great way to impress potential employers. Over 200,000 young people in the UK take a gap year each year.

A well-thought-out gap year may include several elements - travel, work, rest, volunteering. Planning carefully is the best way to avoid starting your university or working life in debt. If you choose to take a gap year before university, the advantages are that you'll gain more independence - personal, financial, maybe both - and be better prepared for university life. It doesn't matter that you'll be a year older than many of the other undergraduates - you'll probably cope with the transition to university better.

If you decide to organise your trip with a gap year company, research the company thoroughly before committing. Find out how long they have been operating and how many people they have taken abroad in the past. It's a good idea to speak to past gap travellers who have used the company to find out about their experiences.

Looking for ideas on how to spend your gap year? Work placements, sports, studying abroad, volunteering - a few suggestions are listed below.
USEFUL LINKS

  • Gap Year Travel Store
    The Gap Year Travel Store is an online store dedicated to providing quality equipment for gap year travellers, including travel backpacks, lightweight sleeping bags, first aid kits & mosquito defence products. They also have a blog where they share travel tips and travel gear advice

  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
    Tips on insurance, money, advice on staying healthy, getting the right visa. You will find all you need to know to plan the safest and most enjoyable gap year.

  • ADVERTISE WITH US

    If you are a gap year company and would like to place an entry on this page, please Register Here

GAP YEAR SPECIALISTS

BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR WITH EA SKI AND SNOWBOARD

Contact
: Eryn Cutler
Tel.UK: +44(0)2071932647

Location
: Choose from
  • Banff, Big White, Lake Louise, Cypress, Nakiska, Castle Mountain or Revelstoke in Canada
  • Lake Tahoe in the USA
  • Mt Hutt in New Zealand
  • Minakami, Honshu, Hakuba, Sahoro, Niesko or Nagano in Japan
  • Verbier, Grimentz, Sass Fee, Zermatt, St Moritz in Switzerland
EA Ski and Snowboard
Are you looking for the perfect gap year opportunity?
Take a season out and head over to amazing countries like Canada, Japan or New Zealand with EA Ski & Snowboard on their ski or snowboard instructor course. With instructor training, certifications and a ski or snowboard instructor job offer, you can step straight into a ski school, earn money, and start living the dream! With the Canadian visa pool open for 2019, now's the time to secure your spot and become an instructor!
What is an Instructor Internship Program?
The instructor internship has been described as many things:- An epic winter season, a winter GAP year, Career Break and Industry kick-starter.. An Instructor Internship is your chance to not only become a certified instructor but also work in one of the world's top ski resorts in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the USA or Switzerland!
Full training, exam, accommodation, & lift pass package provided.
Visit our website above or download your guide to becoming an instructor
EA Ski and Snowboard

Oxford Royale Academy

Contact
: study@oxford-royale.co.uk
Tel
: +44(0)845 130 60 21

Location
:
Yarnton Manor
Church Lane
Yarnton
Oxfordshire
OX5 1PY

The 10-week Oxford Gap Year equips students aged 17-19 with a deeper understanding of their chosen subject and the competence to pursue it at a higher level. At the beautiful Yarnton Manor, small classes strengthen students' academic knowledge while individual project work develops their research skills. Regular guest-speaker debates stimulate their intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. An invaluable opportunity to gain academic credit and life-skills!

TRU Experience Travel

Contact
: Miss Hannah Whittaker-George, Director
Tel
: +44(0)1494 526163

Location
:
4 Wyndham Avenue
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP13 5EP

TRU Experience Travel
TRU Experience Travel is an exciting Volunteer and Travel organisation. You can tailor make your experience from 1 week up to 1 year. From cultural exchanges, Animal Rehabilitation, Internships, Volunteering, Road Trips and lots more.

SPORTS

BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR WITH EA SKI AND SNOWBOARD

Contact
: Eryn Cutler
Tel.UK: +44(0)2071932647

Location
: Choose from
  • Banff, Big White, Lake Louise, Cypress, Nakiska, Castle Mountain or Revelstoke in Canada
  • Lake Tahoe in the USA
  • Mt Hutt in New Zealand
  • Minakami, Honshu, Hakuba, Sahoro, Niesko or Nagano in Japan
  • Verbier, Grimentz, Sass Fee, Zermatt, St Moritz in Switzerland
EA Ski and Snowboard
Are you looking for the perfect gap year opportunity?
Take a season out and head over to amazing countries like Canada, Japan or New Zealand with EA Ski & Snowboard on their ski or snowboard instructor course. With instructor training, certifications and a ski or snowboard instructor job offer, you can step straight into a ski school, earn money, and start living the dream! With the Canadian visa pool open for 2019, now's the time to secure your spot and become an instructor!
What is an Instructor Internship Program?
The instructor internship has been described as many things:- An epic winter season, a winter GAP year, Career Break and Industry kick-starter.. An Instructor Internship is your chance to not only become a certified instructor but also work in one of the world's top ski resorts in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the USA or Switzerland!
Full training, exam, accommodation, & lift pass package provided.
Visit our website above or download your guide to becoming an instructor
EA Ski and Snowboard

ALTITUDE FUTURES INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Contact
: Laura Turner, Sales Manager
Attendance
: 10 Week Course
Location
:
1936 Verbier
Switzerland
Tel.UK: +44(0)7539 07 11 66
Tel.CH: +41(0)7953 05 224

Altitude Futures
Altitude is a young and dynamic ski and snowboard school offering 10 week gap courses for those wishing to train as a ski or snowboard instructor. Our highly acclaimed 10 week courses include training from top qualified coaches towards your BASI level 1 and 2 qualification. On successful completion of the course, you will have gained a qualification which allows you to teach in many countries around the world including Switzerland, Austria, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more. The course focuses primarily on your personal performance and your teaching skills. It is also possible to learn a second discipline, a new language and of course the names of the bar staff! This course include over 200 hours of on snow coaching, discounts on equipment, season lift passes, clothing and jackets, transfers, high pass rates and work opportunities after the course.


Altitude Futures

VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER 4 AFRICA

Contact
: Stephen Knight
Location
:
Office 0196
PO Box 6945
London
W1A 6US

Volunteer 4 Africa
Non-profit organization dedicated to helping people volunteer for free or at reasonable cost in Africa. As well as being an easy-to-use resource for anyone interested in volunteering in Africa, we encourage philanthropic travel by providing the wish lists of voluntary organizations and charities. In essence, we are a one-stop shop for volunteers and responsible travellers interested in making a difference to Africa's animals, its people, and the environment.

VOLUNTEER LATIN AMERICA

Contact
: Stephen Knight
Tel
: +44 (0)20 7193 9163

Location
:
Office 1728
PO Box 6945
London
W1A 6US

Volunteer Latin America
Volunteer Latin America is an online platform that connects voluntary organisations and projects with a global audience of volunteers. We specialise in connecting volunteers to free and low-cost volunteer work abroad. We are also a useful resource for anyone interested in learning Spanish in Central or South America.
WORK - GAP YEAR PLACEMENTS


SPORTS


STUDY