For 25 years, the gap-year guidebook has provided up-to-date, unbiased and essential advice for those considering a gap-year, year out or career break. The guidebook is divided into informative chapters and is the must-have reference book for anyone considering volunteering, working or studying at home or abroad, learning a new skill and much, much more.
Everything you need to know about taking a gap-year, year out or career break. This guidebook, now in its 25th year offers comprehensive advice for gappers, career breakers and mature travellers on how to prepare for travelling, volunteering, working and studying abroad; and how to cope with life afterwards.
The guide employs an unbiased view on travel, and aims to inspire and encourage gappers to pursue a gap-year that suits their interests, lifestyle and travel ambitions, and provides travellers with all the information they need to plan, prepare and make the most of their gap-year. It is arranged in 11 concise chapters that cover the topics surrounding health, finance, tips, travelling, accommodation, career-breaks, mature gappers, working abroad, volunteering abroad, learning abroad, sport. There are also three chapters that focus on volunteering, working and learning in the UK whilst on a gap-year.
The guide also contains a directory of relevant organisations that reflects the topic of each chapter, and provides direct links and contacts to aid gappers travel arrangements. The new edition also features exciting accounts from gappers who have taken time out to pursue their ambitions and interests, some of which have pursued voluntary work.
'The gap-year guidebook is a comprehensive, no-holes-barred publication that draws from experts and perhaps more importantly, from gap travellers, workers and volunteers. I keep it on my desk to make sure I always have the answer to a gap year question.' --Stefan Wathan, CEO Year Out Group