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Making a splash in Belize

A volunteer researcher with Blue Ventures describes his time at their camp by the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve on the north coast of Belize. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Thursday 5th December 2013

Learning to Live in the Now

Sage Lancaster won a five week teaching and construction placement in Uganda. She hoped to use the time to discover what she wanted to do with her life post university. But the experience provided her with a refreshing new outlook on life in general. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 18th October 2013

How to Pursue Luxury Hotel Accommodation on a Budget Whilst On Your Gap Year

Gap year accommodation is normally pre-planned and booked in advance but what happens when you want to run off into the sunset and indulge in staying in luxury hotels. Can a student really afford this luxury or will they have to make do with their hostel choice or family exchange. We take a look into how students can pursue luxury hotel accommodation on a budget during their break. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Tuesday 22nd October 2013

How to Project Manage Your Gap Year Abroad

In today’s competitive market, young job seekers can only land top positions by finding ways to stand out from the crowd. University degrees and conventional internships are no longer enough, and employers are eager for candidates with the skills to excel in a business world that is rapidly being transformed by globalization, so more and more students are discovering the value of taking gap years [ Read more... ]

Date added: Monday 16th September 2013

Seven ways to spend a winter season in a ski resort during your Gap Year

Spending a gap year doing a winter season in a ski resort is a great way to gain qualifications, skills and experience, earn money and have fun. Instructor qualifications will open doors for future employment and not just in the winter sport sector. The soft skills and experience will enhance your CV while the fun that comes from being with an international group of like minded peole speaks for itself. Peak Leaders, a Full Member of Year Out Group, is one of the leading providers of ski and snow board instructor courses. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Tuesday 27th August 2013

Top 5 skills learnt while volunteering

Stephanie Wright volunteered in Ecuador with Lattitude Global Volunteering, a Founder member of Year Out Group. She has since discovered that the skills she gained from her volunteering experience have provided her with useful examples of her competencies when faced with tough questions in job interviews. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 21st August 2013

Travel Insurance Pitfalls

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice team are always reminding British travellers of the importance of taking out travel insurance that will cover all their activities while they are away. Once in possession of your policy the insurance industry urges us to read the small print as it is important to know what is and what is not covered. Yet all too many young British travellers set off without insurance and sadly each year some of them discover what a costly mistake this can be. This article explains why. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 16th August 2013

Why Taking A Gap Year Will Be The Best Decision You Make

Daniel Kendal is a recent graduate who made the best decision of his life to take a gap year and then he was successful gaining his place at university via the telegraph clearing process. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 7th August 2013

To gap or not to gap?

Annie Gregoire had to decide whether to take a gap year or pay higher tuition fees. She chose a gap year and enjoyed a History of Art course in Italy, working on the ski slopes in France and travelling in Indonesia. She arrived at university more worldly wise, refreshed and focussed and is convinced she made the right decision to take a gap year. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 7th August 2013

Discovering Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Emma Baker is an American graduate who took time out between high school and college during which she spent time in Costa Rica where she came to appreciate the meaning of Pura Vida. She has since written a memoir of her gap year experience [ Read more... ]

Date added: Tuesday 6th August 2013