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.
Specializes in Gap year travel, volunteering abroad, adventure travel and backpacking.
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.
Gap Year Review
Provides independent reviews of gap year organisations with for and against information.
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.
A Telegraph article offering information about gap year activities and adventures for retired people.
Specialises in organising gap year volunteer projects in Mexico, Cambodia, Nepal, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos.
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.
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.
The Year In Industry
Provides paid industry placements for students during a gap year or before or during their degree course. Features details of current vacancies, FAQ and application forms.