What are Gap Years? Live Work and Party Abroad

So your are intrigued about gap years, so what is a gap year?

Gap years – what are they and how do they work?

Play, Stay Travel, Work, Teach, or Learn in a Gap Year

Today, thousands of students and people just like you and me are taking gap years around the world, traveling to destinations such as United States of America, London, Canada, Africa, New Zealand and Thailand for months on end, traveling with relative comfort and ease. Today, a gap year can be anywhere, for any length of time, doing anything you want.

You get to discover different countries, cultures and lifestyles maybe you want to teach English as a foreign language, pull a beer in a traditional English pub, teach snowboard lessons in Canada, trek through the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal or travel around South East Asia learning to cook great food. A gap year is whatever you want it to be, it’s your life, your adventure.

A gap year can also be known as;  backpacking, a career gap, a short gap, traveling abroad, time out, a sabbatical – but they all mean the same thing. A gap year is constructive time out to travel in-between life stages. It usually means traveling, volunteering or working abroad. Often it can mean all three.

Backpacking and traveling is particularly popular among students in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands, and a number of countries (including the ones stated) offer working holiday visas to improve cultural ties and foreign exchange.

United States of America is another country that is starting to get in on the gap year action with more and more people traveling each year.

Gap years are favoured by many prospective employees now as they are seen as a way to improve your CV and to gain relevant work experience in a particular field, with employers actively employing people who are partaking in a gap year program.

Whether you see a gap year as backpacking or taking time out, it’s about living life to the full and realising that there is a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored. Gap years are something you can do on your own, with a friend or a few friends.

Get involved explore the world meet new people, greet new faces and travel to remote destinations and new places with Letz Live the gap year specialists.