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Lived experience is as important as tertiary studies, which is why so many Australians ditch the books at the end of grade 12 and embark on a year of adventure, before hunkering down and focusing on a career path.
Whether a gap year is about travelling, working or volunteering, this break is often as much about growth, social aptitude and independence as it is freedom.
Here are just few ways to spend the time:
A jaunt to Europe has long been a rite of passage for plenty of Australians, especially those keen to give their passport an A-grade workout. What better way to explore this land far away than by basing yourself in Italia and teaching English?
Global Work and Travel assists you in not only discovering a new culture, but also provides an international accreditation that can be used long after the gap programme is done. Teaching opportunities are also available in Japan and Thailand, Cambodia, and Spain, but come at a cost and differ in length.
Be part of an incredible team helping preserve and protect an array of marine life and the place they call home by embarking on a gap year with Conservation Travel Africa.
This fantastic venture gives school leavers the chance to work alongside marine biologists as they complete their scientific studies. Through conservation projects in the area and various research programmes, students have the chance to support the development of marine science in Mozambique, which is renowned for its incredible views and culture.
Adrenaline junkies, listen up. Ski le Gap is taking the classroom to Canada through its array of ski and snowboard instructor classes. The world-renowned gap year programme provider combines an amazing mountain experience with the chance to gain internationally-recognised qualifications at the same time.
There are two different options to choose from:
With plenty of other activities to experience, and small, intimate groups of like-minded people to share them with, it’s hardly surprising previous participants don’t have a bad word to say about it:
“I did the Ultimate Experience and can safely say I had 10 amazing weeks. Skiing with CSIA Level 4 instructors day in, day out, all season improved my skiing (and teaching) massively – I can now proudly say I am a Level 2 ski instructor!”
As with any trip abroad, there’s a lot of planning involved – including ensuring travel insurance has been taken care of. So happy planning!
Keen to know what you’re covered for when working or volunteering overseas? TID wants you to be informed before taking this exciting step.
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