Gap Year

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Overseas Experience with GVI

Thinking of taking a gap year once you finish school? Maybe you’d like to travel and see the world, while making a difference at the same time. You can with GVI – they offer tons of volunteering abroad programs, where you can do anything from working with endangered animals to teaching English to kids. If …

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Study Abroad with WEP Student Exchange

Study Abroad with WEP Student Exchange

A WEP student exchange is the opportunity for students to exchange their school, culture, family and possibly language for a selected time period in another country. It could be more rewarding than simply being a tourist, as you’ll live like locals and acquire knowledge not available to the general traveller. It is a once in …

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Farming Gap Years

Want to spend your gap year travelling around the country, experiencing life in the country, and gaining valuable work experience? You might like to consider taking a farming gap year. There are opportunities available all around Australia in all kinds of roles – whether you’d like to work with animals, spend time picking fruit, or …

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Considering a gap year?

Considering a gap year?

A gap year is anything but ‘just a year off’. In fact, gap programs can formative experiences for high schoolers. They encourage personal growth, independence, resilience, and also can help students to determine what the best next step is for them. Research has shown that deferring college to travel, work, and volunteer overseas can be among the most …

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Letz Live – New UK Activity Camp Program

Working and living in the UK is an experience like no other! On an Activity Camp Working Holiday, you could be working as an activity/group leader with one of Letz Live’s partner outdoor learning centres. For adventurers and thrill seekers, you’ll be supporting young people with essential outdoor learning activities. This could include canoeing, high …

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An overseas Gap Year with Letz Live

An overseas Gap Year with Letz Live

Letz Live have been helping young Aussies get overseas on a Gap Year since 2005. With opportunities in The UK, New Zealand and Thailand these programmes are a great way to live, work and travel overseas. You’ll be connected with a group of other participants when you arrive so you can immediately make new friends …

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Consider a Gap Year in Aviation

Passionate about aviation, but not sure if you want to jump right into study after high school? There are plenty of options for you if you want to take a gap year, where you can learn valuable skills and experience what a career in aviation might be like, all while having fun.   Courses from …

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What a Gap Year really costs

What a Gap Year really costs

Would you like to take a Gap Year but you’re afraid you won’t be able to afford it? Perhaps you’re really keen but your parents are concerned about where you’ll find the money and don’t want you ending up in debt. They’re both valid and sensible concerns. But even if you’ll be financing your own …

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Spend your Gap Year with WWOOF

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) has been offering unique gap year experiences to people from all around Australia for 40 years. It’s a great way to travel cheaply, learn about organic farming, gain some independence and a host of other skills. You’ll do 6-8 hours a day of work, 5 days a week, …

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GAPYear in Agriculture

GAPYear is a new initiative from Growcom, the peak body for horticulture in Queensland. They want to give young Aussies the chance to explore regional Queensland, meet like-minded people, and partner with ethical employers for a year like no other. Travel as far north as Cairns for mangoes and reef tours, or as far south …

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Gap Year Positions Available for 2022

Letz Live have continued to provide Gap Year and Working Holiday programmes to young people eager to spread their wings abroad. Positions are available for their January 2022 intake to New Zealand, The United Kingdom and Thailand. Travel exemptions are being granted to applicants for working holiday programmes, with participants overseas having a great time. …

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Gap Year Programs and COVID-19

Thinking about planning a Gap Year but unsure about how your plans may be interrupted? Lots of Gap Year providers are aware that students are nervous about putting down a deposit but also anxious to make plans for late 2021 and 2022, but they are keen to reassure students that they’re still planning programs for …

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A gap year with no travel

What’s a gap year?   A gap year is traditionally when students who have just finished Year 12 take a year off before heading off to university or full-time work. And as you probably know, most people love to spend their gap year travelling. While it’s great seeing the world and meeting new people, it’s …

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What is Uni Like Now? Deciding on Gap Year and Uni in a Pandemic

It is impossible to deny that the world has changed in the past few months. Constantly moving goal posts make it difficult to make the right gap year and uni decision for you. Reinventing the Gap Year has produced a video to help you get your head around recent changes to uni life. From online …

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The Gap Year Guide

Considering taking a gap year after school is finished, but have a few questions? The University of Sydney, the University of Canberra, the University of Wollongong and the Country Education Foundation have teamed up to create a series of free online resources giving you all of the information you need about gap years, and the …

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Spend Your Gap Year with the ADF

Not sure what to do at the end of year 12 this year? Applications are now open to the Defence Force’s Gap Year Program. Spend a year experiencing life in the defence force in a variety of roles, including STEM, aviation, administration, and many more. Best of all, you even earn a salary during your …

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Overseas Study Opportunities

Thinking of going on student exchange or travelling for your gap year, but aren’t sure where to start? Cluey Learning has put together a blog with heaps of useful information about travel providers and programs. Check it out here:

Take a Gap Year and Earn Money

The idea of a gap year can sometimes seem a bit daunting – what if I want to go away on an awesome holiday, but I don’t have enough money? And you probably don’t want to spend all your time working. Well, there are some ways you can combine the two. Year 13 has written …

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Kickstart your career with a global internship

If you’re interested in a travel experience that’s not all about tourism, there are companies out there who can organise trips where you can combine adventure with meaningful and real-world work experience. You can access international internships, TEFL courses and volunteer placements, across a wide range of professional fields and helping out with a variety …

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Be an Au Pair

Wondering what do with the gap year you’re keen to take, or how to make it possible financially? There are lots of options, but if you’d like to travel, immerse yourself in everyday life in another country, and experience things other travellers won’t necessarily get chance too. You could consider becoming an Au Pair. What …

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Camp America 2020

Applications for the 2020 Camp America program are now open. As part of Camp America, you will head to the United States for 9-12 weeks and become a counsellor for youth participating in Summer Camp programs. Summer camp in America is a massive tradition. It’s estimated there are 12,000 camps spread all over the country …

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10 Ideas for your Gap Year

Whether you’re still trying to decide if you’ll take a gap year, or your adamant that you’ll be going….. you’re just not sure what you’ll be doing. This blog might inspire you, it has some great ideas. You might have to try and look past the blatant advertising, or you might discover the program that …

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Student Exchange Australia & New Zealand

Being an exchange student is a challenging, rewarding and fun experience. You’re not a tourist or a guest. You’re actually living in your host country as a member of that community. You’ll be placed with a host family and attend a local school. You’ll live like a local and become immersed in the culture. You’ll …

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Southern Cross Cultural Exchange

Challenge yourself by trying something totally different! Exchange students aged 14 – 18  are granted the opportunity to become part of another culture by living with an overseas family, attending the local secondary school, immersing themselves into another way of life in a meaningful and educational way. Students gain a new perspective on themselves! Attitudes …

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Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

Aged 16-23 and interested in increasing self awareness, developing teamwork and leadership skills and creating a strong sense of community responsibility? The scheme allows 24 young Australians – the youth crew – and nine specially trained Royal Australian Navy crew, to set sail an eleven day adventure at sea, along the Australian coast. Eligibility: be …

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From helping build greenhouses in Peru, to providing primary health care in remote Laos or learning rope-weaving in Northern Thailand. There are lots of programs and destinations to choose from. High School Expeditions, Schoolies Unearthed and University Placements—empower students to take ownership and embrace a world beyond their own borders in ways your average beach trip can’t. Offering …

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Intern Abroad HQ

If you’re seeking practical experience, want to enhance your career prospects, or are simply interested in gaining more insight into a field of interest, then check out this diverse range of affordable international internships. Choose Internships from one of the career fields below, in 7 destinations across Africa, Asia, Central America and Europe: Animal Care Business …

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Camp America

Interested in a 9-12 week paid summer of fun in the USA and a great addition to your CV? You could be a Counsellor at Camp America, helping to look after the campers’ general well-being and ensuring that the kids get to enjoy all their camp activities safely, whilst having a good time! If you …

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Be part of the #AFSeffect

AFS Australia run international exchange, study abroad, host family and volunteer programs. Helping people of all ages and backgrounds develop leadership, problem-solving, language and intercultural skills needed to succeed in a global economy and make a positive difference in the world. The AFS website details all the programs, who’s eligible and how to apply.

Gap Year Help

Are you considering a gap year but don’t know what you’d like to do and need some help narrowing down your options, or giving you ideas? Then a database of resources could be a very handy tool. Have a look at Go Overseas, they have 1,352 listings and over 7,200 reviews for you to explore.   …

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Year 13 – Gap Year

Year13 Gaps is your one-stop shop for planning, managing and booking your gap year. As the leading website for school leavers in Australia, Year13 provides a huge range of gap year programs to suit any post-school adventure. No matter whether you’re looking to travel, work, volunteer, or just get down and party, we’ve got the …

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Cruise Ship Careers – P&O Cruises

Want to travel and love sailing? P&O offer jobs onboard for young people, usually on a 6 month contract basis. They say they look for: “The ideal candidate for this role will be: [tie_list type=”checklist”] • Fluent in English • Have recent and relevant experience in a host or entertainment role • Experience and confident …

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Student Exchange Australia/New Zealand – Live Online Info Sessions

October 17 | Online October 30 | Online November 15 | Online The LIVE Online Info Session is conducted by a senior member of our staff using a service which allows us to meet online and over the telephone. You will be able to meet our representative over a video internet connection, ask any questions …

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Student Exchange Australia/New Zealand – Info Sessions

October 11 | Brisbane October 18 | Canberra October 23 | Wollongong October 25 | Melbourne October 25 | Sydney If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please come along to meet our staff, hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange, listen to former exchange students talk about their …

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