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Education Gap Years

BBC News: Gap Years

Addressing the question of "are gap years a waste of time" with for and against arguments.

The Erik Sutherland Gap Year Trust

Awards grants to school leavers to allow them the opportunity of a meaningful gap year experience; established as a tribute to a young man who died tragically in 1998, towards the end of his gap year project.

Gap Daemon

Specializes in Gap year travel, volunteering abroad, adventure travel and backpacking.

Gap Guru

Specialises in gap year travel and volunteer work opportunities. Includes search facilities.

Gap Year Directory

An online gap year planning directory with details of courses and destinations with video clips, news and offers.


Offers advice and inspiration for students taking a gap year or adults taking a career break, including links to programmes and vacancies around the world. Also features case studies.

Highlighting travel and adventure locations with gap year planning sections, a list of budget hostels and working holidays.

Offers details of things to do, volunteer opportunities and how to find a travel mate.

Grown-up Gappers

A Telegraph article offering information about gap year activities and adventures for retired people. The Dream Gap Year Jobs

Providing details and information about gap year opportunities with details of paid and unpaid work and some of the exciting areas to consider.

Outreach International

Specialises in organising gap year volunteer projects in Mexico, Cambodia, Nepal, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos.

Oyster Worldwide

East Sussex based company providing pre-departure courses, support and placement in overseas locations.

Prospects: Gap Year

Features extensive advice on choosing and planning a gap year, from this official graduate careers service.

Real Gap Experience

Organises a wide variety of gap year projects overseas; includes itineraries and prices.


Runs project-based work placement programmes for recent graduates and those studying degree courses. Includes information on how to apply and on current vacancies. stepplacements

The Telegraph: Gap Year Travel

An informative article that asks if gap year volunteers abroad do more harm than good. Includes personal experiences and offers related articles.

Ultimate Gap Year

Specialist provider of travel safety advice and training for gap year students.

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