Gap Year Articles

Most travel blogs out there champion selling off everything, bidding the 9-5 goodbye, and taking off into the unknown with a one-way ticket . It’s an incredibly exciting, sexy, and inspiring prospect to stop making excuses , hop on a plane with nothing but a backpack, and take...
Taking a gap year between high school and university, or between university and the “real world” certainly has a lot of appeal. Imagine backpacking through Europe from hostel to hostel. Tiki drinks on the beach in Thailand . Late nights and attractive new friends with funny new...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel You've taken a look at our " How to Not Waste Time On Your Gap Year Part 1: Travel Edition ," but you're wondering how to make the most of your gap year should you decide to spend it (or prolonged periods of it) in one location, immersing yourself...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel After months, even years, of saving up and several conversations with family and friends to assure them you're not crazy, you've started planning a gap year. Whether it's a year after high school or college, or even a one-year career break, you've...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel There are two big decisions everybody needs to make before going abroad. The first, obviously, is where to go . The second is who you’re going to go with . More than any place you’ll actually visit, people bring a certain atmosphere that affects...
It’s that time of the year again! After Christmas but before New Year’s, everyone’s wondering how to close the year, frantically trying to finish up the loose ends of the year before the fresh start the new year promises, and composing some New Year’s resolutions to get rid of...
Last year I left for an adventure in a far away land -- Taiwan. Ilha Formosa, or the Beautiful Island, is just off the coast of China, a tropical paradise on the other side of the world. In between munching on the succulent native fruits and enjoying biking alongside mountains, I...
Robin Pendoley is the Co-Director of the USA Gap Year Fairs , the leading national circuit of events bringing together students, gap year organizations, parents, gap year experts and high school college counselors. We sat down with him to learn more about USA Gap Year Fairs, and...
Gap years are practically a rite of passage for for 20-somethings from several countries around the world and it's catching on in the USA. This is your year to break away from the usual routine of life. For just one year, you can unchain yourself from classrooms and cubicles to...
You have your suitcases packed and your guidebook ready. You've triple-checked that you do indeed have both your plane tickets and your passport. You're off to live in a new country for the first time in your life and you could not be more excited...