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Our pick of gap year resources

May 30, 2012

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The academic year is drawing to a close, so many sixth formers will be thinking about what their next steps are going to be before moving into the big, bad world. Many will be thinking about taking a gap year before moving on to university. As someone who has been on a gap year, I [...]

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What your gap year can do for you

April 11, 2012

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Girl reading a map beside a fountain

Although many people tend to view gap years as a prolonged period of carefree partying (and, to be fair, gap years are a lot of fun), there is still plenty you can take away from the experience that will help you grow as a person and could potentially impress a future employer. Gap years generally [...]

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Planning your gap year

April 3, 2012

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Bluff sign Only 18958km from London. Easy walk.

There are few better ways to supercharge you confidence and get a great boost of perspective and reality to your life than to travel on your own to unfamiliar places. Travel has long been understood to be one of the best learning experiences. St Augustine said over 1500 years ago: “The World is a book, [...]

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Really disgusting foods to try on your gap year

September 27, 2011

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You have flown the nest and you are about to embark on a travelling adventure, so what do you need to help you prepare for your adventures? You should visit your doctor about six weeks before departure to ensure you have all the necessary jags, and make sure you have somewhere to stay on your [...]

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Tuitions fees putting an end to student gap years

August 17, 2011

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Gap years are often considered a rite of passage for most university students but now that tuition fees could reach up to £9,000 in 2012, many students are cancelling their travel plans to start university a year earlier.

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