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Gap year stories

Below are Gap Year Stories written by people who have explored, worked, volunteered, trained or studied with one of our members. They'll give you a good insight into the different motivations for taking a gap year and the choice on offer.

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Amy's Voluntary Work Placements in Peru

I spent six weeks in the summer of 2008 working and living in Cuzco, Peru. It's really difficult to sum up how much of an impact this experience had on me, and how much it has changed my outlook on life. I had never really travelled much before besides family ... [ Read more... ]

Bruce pioneers a new teaching placement in Guyana

A gap year had long appealed to me. Seven years of primary education, six years of secondary education followed by a further four years of tertiary education all rolled one on top of another? Utter madness. A break was needed, if only to preserve my sanity. I got involved with ... [ Read more... ]