After years of traveling to countries where English is the not the official language, I’ve taken note of phrases and questions that I consistently need to know in order to communicate with locals. These are terms that would make exploring during your gap year considerably easier (in terms of daily life, at least).
Before buckling down to devote yourself to this Go Overseas crash course edition of 'Language Learning 101' before you study abroad, keep in mind that words like Please, Thank You, Excuse Me, and the numbers 1-10 are essential in almost every travel situation -- learn those first. Beyond that, there are a few more phrases that are essential to know as you embark on your language journey.
Here are 7 categories to study before you travel the world or take your gap year.