A gap year can be anything you want it to be. It can be a year out you take when you've finished college or university, it can be a sabbatical from work, or you may have just decided you want to give up the real world for a little while and travel the world instead. Whatever you want out of your gap year, we're here to help, with experts who know exactly what's what when it comes to planning a year abroad.
Not sure what you want to do on your gap year, and need some help planning? We've got loads of gap year ideas, from worldwide volunteering gap year programs to working holidays in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, we'll have you booking your gap year in no time! Have a search below for more info.
We're strong advocates of the Gap Year here at STA Travel, so our answer is yes! Whether it's a post-school gap year, a year out after university, or a well-earned career break, we always encourage people to explore the wild and wonderful world we live in. If you've been idly eyeing up the outside world wondering what's out there, it's time to stop wondering and start wandering.
Want some inspiration? Check out Karl & James' Round the World adventure below!
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Head Down Under on your gap year and hook yourself up with a working holiday visa! Earn some cash and then travel around one of the world's most exciting destinations. From Perth to Sydney, Brisbane to Darwin, Australia has some great places to live and work, not to mention some epic places to travel to as well!
Another place to grab a working holiday visa and set off on an adventure! From the adrenaline junkie capital Queenstown to the dramatic scenery of Milford Sound and the amazing beaches of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand offers the perfect mix of chilled out and epic!
Whether you're after vibrant cities or sleepy towns, epic expeditions or some real down time, this exciting collection of states will guarantee you one helluva gap year!
If you're looking for a cultural experience on your gap year, then why not check out Thailand? Experience a different way of life with a volunteering program in the north, and spend your free time kicking back on the paradise islands in the south.