Gap Year Articles

Taking a year off from university or the world of work to travel the globe on a gap year sounds just about perfect doesn’t it? Whether you picture yourself trekking through the mountains of Nepal, volunteering at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic or learning French as you...
India is a difficult place to describe or summarize because anything that can be said about it, the opposite will also be true: it is both welcoming and off-putting, gentle and harsh, rich and poor, beautiful and ugly, spiritual and irreverent, diverse and homogeneous. You are...
Many of us have been raised in a culture that intrinsically places a strong emphasis on what amounts to a "set life course": primary and secondary school, higher education, professional work, marriage, family, and retirement. This path of development is usually pursued without...
If you had to guess one thing that everybody working for Go Overseas had in common, what would you choose -- besides the fact that we're all devilishly charming, sharp as a tack, and can cook a mean soufflé, of course. Personally, I'd guess that we all love to travel, but that's...
Jump ahead to your favorite adventure: Kayaking River rafting Rock climbing and deep water soloing Scuba diving Hiking and trekking Ziplining Canyoning Surfing Sandboarding Base and bungee jumping A trip to Southeast Asia doesn't just involve eating incredible food and laying on...
I remember sitting on the street that day in Guatemala, my backpack tucked under my arm, feeling very, very alone. And very stupid. Why was I taking a 10-hour bus ride across the country with no one by my side? With no one to share the experience? Besides the sense of impending...
Dear Malia, When the Go Overseas team filed into work yesterday morning, we were met with a flurry of phone calls and emails from reporters who wanted to learn more about the concept of a gap year. The number of visitors exploring the gap year programs and articles we have on our...
I'm a 5-foot tall, blonde-haired American girl in the middle of a 6-month solo trip through India, so I have a few ideas for you fellow female adventurers heading to the sub-continent for work, travel, or volunteering. If you're planning a gap year here, even better. India is the...
I'm going to give away this huge secret to dealing with career confusion right from the get-go. It's by taking a gap year . See, recently someone asked Go Overseas if gap years could help with career confusion. The answer is a giant, irrefutable yes . I was suffering from career...
A gap year can get pricey, but luckily, Australia and New Zealand make it easy to afford one with their working holiday schemes. These two Oceanic countries are among the few that offer a full year's working holiday visa to just about anybody between the ages of 18 - 30 who meets...