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Gap Year

Planning

Taking a gap year between high school and college can be tremendously beneficial to one's personal growth, whether one decides on enrolling in a structured gap year program, spend time volunteering abroad or simply traveling the world. Regardless, taking a gap year means that you're living life to the fullest.

Planning ahead for your Gap Year

Essential advice on planning your gap year, from budgeting to packing to staying healthy. Preparing properly for a trip is very important, not just when and where to go, but also what you take with you and what precautions to take.

ETHICAL TRAVEL

  • Respect local cultures
  • Think about where your money goes
  • Be fair and realistic about how cheaply you travel
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BUDGETING TIPS

  • Budgeting
  • Good pre-trip research will make it easier
  • Work to a realistic budget on a Gap Year
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STAYING SAFE

  • Safety tips
  • Safety should always be at the top of your mind when travelling in a foreign country
  • What to do and what to avoid
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WHAT TO TAKE

  • Packing tips
  • Preparing properly for a trip is unbelievably important
  • When and where to go
  • What to take with you
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