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Essential Accessories for the Gap Year Traveller

Off on a gap year? You need to take the right gadgets with you to ensure that you get the best from your travels, and you need these gadgets to be easy to transport, light and durable. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 31st July 2013

From Salt Flats to Death Road – My Ultimate Guide to Bolivia

Bolivia is undoubtedly one of the most breathtakingly beautiful countries on earth and definitely a destination for the more adventurous. As the poorest country in South America, it is also a popular place in which to volunteer.When travelling in Bolivia, there are a number of things that should simply not be missed. Nisha has put together a list of her top recommendations for things to do in Bolivia based on her personal experience. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 24th July 2013

Facing Anxiety While Travelling Abroad

Most people only travel abroad for short periods. Those that set off for extended periods abroad especially to countries and cultures that are new to them may often experience culture shock, homesickness and even depression. This article offers some advice on how to deal with such situations. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Monday 22nd July 2013

Volunteer in China

China is fast becoming the largest economy in the world. Experience of China, its history, customs and culture plus a basic understading of the main languages will significantly enhance a CV and add to an understanding of the world. Volunteering to teach English is a great way to learn about the country and its people. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 10th July 2013

Legal internships and volunary work in Africa: a career move

Obtaining a training contract with a law firm is, perhaps, more difficult than it has ever been, says law graduate Ryan Corey. To improve his chances he took a combined voluntary work and law internship programme in Tanzania with Year Out Group member The Leap. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Thursday 23rd May 2013

PoD Volunteer Top 10 Tips for Responsible Travel

Volunteering is a great way to get to know the local community and a fantastic way to travel responsibly by helping local projects. However when you are abroad travelling or on your gap year there are extra steps you can take to avoid your actions causing offense or harm to the local environment. Here are top tips from PoD Volunteer that can help you become an ethical traveller! [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Australia’s Outback workforce is looking international

Many students from all parts of the world are to be found working on farms in the Australian Outback [ Read more... ]

Date added: Tuesday 21st May 2013

Project Trust volunteers across the world celebrate International Womens Day 2013

Year Out Group Founder Member Project Trust is an Educational Volunteering Charity, sending roughly 300 17-19 year olds overseas every year to work in mainly teaching, Social Care and Outward Bounds projects across three different continents. Here some of the current group of volunteers based around the world describe how they were planning to spend International Women's Day last month. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Thursday 4th April 2013

The top apps to use on your gap year

Four top apps for those planning a gap year to help them find their way, find accommodation, find a volunteer placement and subsequently find a job. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Monday 4th March 2013

Business intern in Ecuador

Rachel Gallucci describes her time as a teaching internship in Quito, Ecuador with Year Out Group member The Leap. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 27th February 2013