Gap year help guide

Choosing the right gap year activity for you is the first step. If you follow traditional route, you will either find a good package gap year organisation or book your flights and insurance and just go it alone.

Finally, checking all the dull but essential formalities are in place is an essential part of your preparation - never ever skimp on insurance whatever approach you take.

This section is designed to help you prepare properly, and if applicable, find a volunteer project or a specifically designed gap year course. These almost always involve a fee or contribution for the organised route.

A gap year can also entail paid seasonal work, jobs in ski resorts, teaching English and outdoor education work. You don't have to plan the whole year at once either - why not take a summer job in Europe, then while you are there decide on whether you want to do a volunteer placement or work in a ski resort? Once you get out there you will be amazed at how far your personal priorities in life will change. That's kind of the point of doing it.

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placement
F&B Service & Bar Operations Intern (Rosewood Hotels Hong Kong)

F&B Service & Bar Operations Intern at Rosewood Hotels in Hong KongRepresenting Rosewood Hotels in Hong Kong, RMC Asia is seeking talented F&a

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Guest Relations Intern (Coco Collection Maldives)

Guest Relations Intern at Coco Collection in MaldivesCoco Collection, represented by RMC Asia, is looking for guest relations interns to join their re

Maldives
Maldives
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Housekeeping Intern (VOGO Hotels UAE)

Housekeeping Intern at VOGO Hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAERMC Asia is representing VOGO Hotels in the UAE to recruit housekeeping interns! This internship i

United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
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Gap year travel

Planning your Round The World and getting cheap tickets. Searching for cheap flights with all the budget airlines.

The best train ticket to use in Europe by a mile is the inter railing ticket. You can buy train tickets for NZ and Oz before you leave and don't forget the bus and coach tours / travel cards.

Gap Year Video Channel

Oyster Volunteer Teacher in Chile

Ceri teaching a fantastic lesson about colours

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Earn money in the Australian Outback

Take a self financing Gap Year in Australia with Oyster. We can offer you guaranteed employment for up to 12 months.

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Just Do it!

Find your reason to change your lifestyle and become a ski or snowboard instructor in BC.

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Alice teaching in Nepal

This is a great example of what volunteers can achieve in lessons when they use their initiative. The work has been generated by cutting up the Oyster brochure and getting the kids to make stories from the pictures.

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