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Happy Coincidence: A Summer Studentís AHA Journey

English student becomes hooked on art history and discovers its delights on a summer course with Art History Abroad in Italy. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 21st December 2012

Gap Year Benefits - Art History in Italy

Considering a degree in Art History? Interested in Art History? If so then the courses run by Year Out Group Founder member Art History Abroad could help. It helped this student secure his place at York University. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Monday 22nd October 2012

What activities should I bring with me to Nepal?

When taking a volunteering placement overseas involving teaching or child care it is always helpful to the host organisation if the volunteer arrives with some items that will help develop stimulating activities in the school or care home. This blog from Year Out Group member PoD offers advice on what to take. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Thursday 18th October 2012

Can it still be called a gap year

Those planning a gap year are increasingly taking a long term view and looking to improve their CV and enhance their employability. This is timely and the gap year organisations are ready to help them find suitable and worthwhile projects. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Tuesday 4th September 2012

Fighting the good fight for the turtles at Playa Hermosa

Saving turtles with Raleigh International in Costa Rica [ Read more... ]

Date added: Thursday 9th August 2012

Graduate Recruitment Projected to Rise

Graduate recruitment is expected to rise in 2012 compared with 2011 but with so many graduates competing for every vacancy firms see no need to increase starting salaries. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Monday 16th April 2012

Overseas Experience Enhances Employability

Using a gap year programme to gain experience of the customs and cultures of other countries can enhance peoples employability when they apply for jobs at leading UK companies that have extensive operations overseas. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Tuesday 10th April 2012

Three Reasons to Learn a Language on your Gap Year

Learning a language on a gap year boosts the gap year experience, helps get the best from university enhances employability and is fun. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Monday 16th April 2012

The great gap year conundrum: why pay to volunteer?

Debate is rife on the subject of gap years, volunteering and paying for the pleasure of it. When volunteering by definition means giving your time to help a cause without being paid for it, why on earth should you be paying for this privillege? [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 25th May 2011

The Truth about Tuition Fees and Student Debt

Cambridge has now announced that their tuition fees will be hiked up to £9000 for the academic year of 2012. Other universities will now start following suit, stating how much they intend to charge their students to study at their establishments. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 25th May 2011