Gap Year Articles

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!
Traveling in Central or South America? These hostels in Latin America are beautiful, colorful, and fun to stay at. Add them to your itinerary to kick your next trip up a notch!
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.
Don't let the fear of a resume gap stop you from taking a year overseas. Here is how to effectively fill your resume gap after traveling.
Need ideas and program suggestions to help plan the perfect wellness-focused gap year? Here are some awesome wellness program ideas for your upcoming gap year including yoga and meditation practice, surfing, or plant-based medicine.
Taking a career break gap year might sound bad for your professional trajectory, but it can actually be an amazing opportunity. Read the story of one traveler who pulled it off -- and her top tips to help you leverage your gap year for career growth.