Gap Year Articles

Taking a picture used to be a ritual. With film cameras, you had to choose carefully -- you really gonna waste one of your 25 shots on that? You had to gather the group, pose them properly. You had to wait to get the photos developed and then you had to store them meticulously in...
When I was a kid, my dad used to tell me that a tall glass of wine was the best reward for the end of a long day’s work. But what about actually working with wine? In a vineyard or winery? Say, on your gap year as a WWOOF volunteer? WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic...
Everyone else can’t wait to start packing their bags and planning how to decorate their freshman dorm rooms, but you can’t stop thinking about running off to Australia. You decided you're in need of some time to travel, work or volunteer before you commit yourself to four more...
Working abroad in Australia is really like a dream come true… if you do it right! Whether you’re more focused on the working to gain professional experience, or the holidaying to see as much as possible of this diverse and fascinating continent, the following hacks will help you...
When I was in Cambodia , I met a guy named Jobe. Jobe was 19 years old at the time, taking a break before heading off to University . He’d been gone for a year. But in that year of living abroad, he hadn’t wasted a second. As Jobe told me his stories over a beer in the hostel bar...
One day, we look up and we’ve been working in the same place or in the same industry for years. Friends get married, have kids -- you might even get married and have kids -- but ultimately, we take the same metro every day, occupy our same cubicle every day, and eat our same bag...
You’ve selected the destination, started your research, and daydream constantly about the adventures you'll have on your gap year abroad . Except, you don't want to waste your time. You want to learn something new -- why not start by learning a new language on your gap year? The...
Heading straight for college after the four-year slog of high school isn’t for everyone. More and more, students are deferring their college admissions and taking a gap year to see the world, or even taking a break in their college years for the same reason. We want to see you...
Let’s face it, gap years full of great food are the best. No matter where you spend your gap year, you’re pretty much guaranteed to try something new and delicious, but some destinations are simply better than others for the self-described foodies and adventurous eaters. Keep an...