This year AV turns 25! It’s always better to celebrate with friends and a Gap Year with friends is even better, so we are offering a 10% discount for you and a friend to travel to India with our AV Lepcha program.
We think there’s no cooler way to mark our 25th birthday than by making it even easier for you and a friend to travel together and share a once-in-a-lifetime experience in India. With an AV trip to India, you are sure to have a Gap Year with friends that you will remember forever.
Taking A Gap Year with friends in India
It’s true that friends who travel together, stay together, and there is no better way to bring you even closer than by going somewhere completely new. Heading to the land of elephants and extreme scenery, complete with mountains, rainforest and tea plantations; you will have a chance to discover a hidden corner of the world with your bestie. We can’t think of a better way to spend your Gap Year with friends!
The AV India program is completely different to any other Gap Years out there, offering you a chance to stay with the Lepcha community, an indigenous tribe in Northern India with a unique culture and language. The AV program is based on an immersive style of travel so you will be able to stay in the village with host families and learn about the Lepcha way of life from the people themselves. There is no other way of travelling that is as authentic and real as this.
A Unique Perspective
Not only will you spend time living in the foothills of the Himalayas, you will also have a chance to participate in cultural exchange. You can help to teach the children English and even do English-speaking lessons with the adults. At the same time, they will be able to show you their way of life and give you a glimpse into their customs and culture.
Over the course of the program, you will become completely absorbed into the community and connect with the people in a way your have never done before. You can also learn new skills and help out with village life, learning how to do archery, cook traditional Indian food and maybe even milk a cow!
A Meaningful Gap Year
The things you learn during the AV India program will also make a huge difference when you return home. A meaningful Gap Year allows you to prove to employers that you have the skills they are looking for, from teamwork to problem solving to leadership. Your confidence and skillset will make you stand out from the crowd.
Every AV who has been on our India program says that their experiences helped to win jobs after university and is still benefitting them many years later. This program genuinely opens doors. It is the gift that keeps on giving.
What makes the whole experience even better is that now you can go with a friend! Sharing the experience with someone you know helps to make it even more magical. You will make memories that will stay with you for the rest of your lives.
A friend can also help with nerves on the first day and make sure you always have someone to lean on when you need help, not to mention swapping photos when you get home! With our 10% birthday discount, it is now easier than ever to grab a friend and have some intense bonding time… in India! Now that’s friendship goals.
For 25 years we have dedicated ourselves to helping students find the perfect Gap Year. This birthday year we are aiming to give even more people a chance to have unforgettable experience in India. Our discount gives 10% off your travel for you and a friend before May 2020, travel with one or more of your nearest and dearest for an unforgettable Gap Year with friends. We think that’s really something to celebrate!