There are plenty of companies offering gap years to worldwide destinations from the Far East to South America and round the world trips. Whether you're looking for a gap year between studies or a career break from a few weeks to months, you'll find there's hundreds of possibilities, from learning Spanish in Ecuador to conservation volunteering in South Africa. Browse our Travel Partners below and find out more about booking student and gap year holidays.
Bonito, a town in the west of Brazil, has been awarded Best Destination for Responsible Tourism.
The World Responsible Tourism Awards aims to celebrate and inspire change in the tourism industry. The Awards rest on a simple principle – that all types of tourism, from niche to mainstream, can and should be organised in a way that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and local people.
As school-leavers collect their A Level results, ABTA is expecting a whopping 24,000 students to take a gap year in 2013.
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Jetsetters who have set aside a few months or a year to pack up everything and head abroad could find world flights that stop in a number of locations will allow them to have a broader travelling experience.
When you begin planning your gap year in the USA you are likely to think of the most popular places to go to. But if you want to see a different side to America, it might be worth taking a tour of other less-visited cities.
Gap year travel has become one of the most popular ways for young people to take time out - whether it be after university before the hunt for a job begins, or in between education to add all-important communication and people skills to their CV.
The thought of taking some time out to travel is a thrilling one but as the cost of flights, accommodation and other expenses can soon add up, it is important to consider how it all will be funded. Of course, you'll probably have some money already saved up, but it is a good idea to work for at least a portion of your globetrotting expedition.
Spending some - if not all - of a gap year working is a great way for you to really get under the skin of the country you are visiting. Not only will you be earning a wage, but you can meet fellow travellers, interact with locals and improve your CV.
Spending part - or even all - of your gap year travels working is not only a great way to earn some extra cash, but to meet new people. However, whether you're intending to go on working holidays or are hoping to pick up casual work in several countries during your globetrotting adventures, there are a range of factors you ought to consider.