Gap Year Articles

Taking a gap year is great for you -- in more ways than you can imagine! Learn more about how a gap year can improve your wellness in surprising ways with insights from a fellow gapper.
A gap year costs money, right? In the long run, you may find the opposite is true! By learning these financial lessons on your gap year, you can actually improve your financial wellness for your whole life, even after you return from your gap year.
Taking a gap year doesn't have to break the bank. We collected some of our best tips on planning a budget-friendly gap year into one place -- plus tips to help you save even while you're traveling!
Taking a gap year doesn't have to interrupt your career or derail your professional goals. One traveler shares how you can make a gap year advance your career -- or at least keep you on track.
Many people follow the same well-trodden paths and itineraries when they take a gap year. If you want to get off that path and create your own route, here are tips to get you started planning an off-beat gap year.
You'll meet loads of people on your gap year, but you might be surprised that many fit into a similar 'type' of traveler. These people will certainly be fun and open your eyes to different travel styles, you can also learn a lot from them!
Packing your bags while cramming in a few phrases for the next foreign country on your itinerary? These are the most helpful language phrases to learn before you travel.
Managing a chronic illness should not stop you from taking a gap year. With consideration, planning, and keeping your health a priority, you can have an amazing gap year experience.
When Natasha declared her first solo trip would be to Bangladesh, friends and family expressed concern. Read how she found her way – and learned to live 'local' during her time abroad.
Your gap year will be a transformative experience, and we have the resources to help you plan it all. To help you make the most of it, join us in sharing your gap year plans on Gap Year Decision Day.