Gap Year Articles

During the spring of my sophomore year of college, I came across an opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream of working at a Disney theme park with the Disney College Program.
When I took a job that would move me every 3-6 months to a different country, I knew I would gain a lot of skills in emerging markets, sales, management, and market entry, but I didn't expect to gain so many skills in, well, packing. True story: I was in Istanbul, packed for a 3...
If you're a Canadian citizen dreaming of a work and travel in Australia, this is the ultimate resource for you. Here's everything you need to know to get a working holiday job in Australia.
Night falls quickly in Costa Rica. Year round, the sun will be down by 6 pm, pitching your world into a deep blackness that lingers until morning. And in rainy season, which occurs for six months of the year, each night, without fail, comes with a steady dose of drizzling rain....
The au pair role has traditionally -- and stereotypically -- been filled by women, but can guys be au pairs too? Well, sort of. Even though gender norms are becoming less rigid, there are still parts of the world that are more traditional and compartmentalized in their views of...
Before I turned 18, I'd never left the country. Almost 10 years later, I've traveled to 54 countries and worked in over a dozen, including South Africa, Nigeria, Mongolia, Egypt, Qatar, and Paraguay. I've worked with the Presidents and Central Bank Governors of countries all over...
When in Europe, hostels are a tried and true accommodation pick for travelers on a budget. Not only do the dorm-style rooms allow you to cut on costs, they are also generally located in convenient sections of town, have staff who can provide you with insider tips for exploring...
Communication is an important aspect to consider when you decide to take an international gap year or study abroad. While you might be up to date on the easiest (and most cost-effective) ways to keep in touch with friends and family back home , have you figured out how you will...
While the 2016 presidential election is fast approaching, if you're living abroad it could sneak up on you even faster than you expect. As an expat, traveler, or student abroad, voting from overseas isn't as simple as showing up at a ballot booth. You have to -- in true...