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We have had a lot of people getting in touch recently to ask us about our Kenya Summer Programme, if you have been thinking about doing more with your summer holiday this year then here is a little insight in to the amazing things you could be doing if you join us......
You might be knee deep in revision right now but we know your mind is already drifting to thoughts of summer holidays and what to do with your freedom before Uni starts again. Our Kenya Summer Program offers the perfect solution; five weeks of sun, sand and...
5 ways traveling abroad this summer can improve your resume and help you land your dream job after college.
5 Exhilarating gap year travel ideas to help you start planning your adventure. These are our top 5 adventures to include on your gap year travels.
You had a great summer…. a well-deserved break after exams, spent time with friends and maybe even headed off for a week or two in the sunshine. But now you’re feeling slightly daunted by the year ahead. Don’t be!
We’re incredibly proud of how many of our gap year students continue to be involved with their placement community long after they return home. Jessica Lanyon is one such volunteer…
A snapshot of the AV volunteer experience in Africa. Make an impact, travel, explore, make friends, gain skills – everyone has their own story. What will yours be?
Whether you plan to go to the gym more, learn a new language or volunteer somewhere, the steps toward meeting your new year’s resolution remain the same.
There are so many reasons to take a gap year or spend five weeks in another country over the summer. We could talk about the benefits all day but we think it’s better to hear from those who carved out a new path because of their AV experience.
Whether skiing, snowboarding, working in a chalet, instructing or simply enjoying the apres ski, there is no doubt that snow season offer the opportunity to socialize, make friends and indulge. So, what can young people do to balance this period of extreme energy and expense?
We do always ask our applicants why they have chosen that particular location as they might be missing out on a hidden, gap year gem! One of these hidden gems is East Africa.
The summer’s over and millions of young people across the world are back at school, back to saving for college or university and back to planning their future. Now is the time when students should start thinking about whether they want to head straight into the next phase of their education after this academic year or if they’d benefit from some time out.
While summer feels like it should be the time to relax, forget about studies and enjoy time with friends, that isn’t the reality for students who have spent the past few weeks nervously awaiting their exam results.
Everyone from US lawyers to Mark Zuckerberg have been taking Mandarin language classes, as China has emerged as a global superpower. But it’s a challenging language to get to grips with, hence the reason our AVs spend the first month of their gap year in China learning Mandarin intensively.
These kids show the lengths they go to after the school day, to seek out nature, excitement and a new experience. Let’s watch them head to the bat cave….
Our gappers teach basic English language through lessons, games, songs and art activities.
Harvard have promoted Gap Years for over 4 decades. Find out why they think it’s such a good idea.
Once you’ve made the decision to do something different for a few months or even a year, you need to decide where to go and what to do, to ensure you get the most from your time investment.
There are a number of legitimate reasons that people think a trip abroad is out of their reach, many of which can be easily overcome.
We’re not joking. Turning it off will transform your travel experience. We promise. Want to know why?