Gap Year Articles

Whenever I'm on an airplane, you can count on two things: 1) I'm saying a few prayers and 2) I'm tracing my finger over the map of the country I'm headed to, imagining how it'll feel when a group of lines and names that mean nothing to me soon will take on an entirely new and...
Happy 2016, everyone! Before we dive into this bright, shiny, brand-new year that stretches out in front of us, it's time to look back at 2015. The past year saw us revamp our site, expand our coverage of all things abroad, and delve deeper into what it really means to engage in...
Variety is the spice of life, so of course, most people don't love waking up in the same city and heading to the same office and having lunch at the same place with the same colleagues year after year. Thankfully, with a bit of business savvy and an internet connection, a new...
An estimated 250,000 young people aged 17-25 go on a gap year of some kind every year, and these numbers keep rising. While many participants are often European or Australian, the concept of taking a gap year is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and other parts...
Many people have a very romantic idea of what au pairing will be like. They imagine wandering down cobblestone streets and sipping red wine in piazzas, or sitting on a train as it winds through snow capped mountains while your new boyfriend whispers sweet nothings into your ear...
If you've been looking for a less than typical next-life-step, you may have come across the term “gap year” being thrown around. Though gap years are particularly popular in Australia, the UK, and several other European countries like Denmark and Turkey -- where as many as 50% of...
It’s easy to overlook travel insurance as a necessity. As a young person, you rarely ever need it and it's usually more of a "just in case" item. When you go overseas, however, you're opening yourself up to a few more scenarios for which you'll be glad you had travel insurance....
When anybody starts to think about where they should go to have an adventure, New Zealand is one of the first places to pop into mind. The soaring mountains, the giant plains, the volcanoes, and blue water full of whales. Even the cities feel like small towns. Australia might get...
Picking host family for au pairing abroad is not easy. In fact, I'd say it's even more difficult than doing the actual job! The pool is so large with families from all over the world looking for the perfect person to care for their children that the task of finding one that works...
Picking host family for au pairing abroad is not easy. In fact, I'd say it's even more difficult than doing the actual job! The pool is so large with families from all over the world looking for the perfect person to care for their children that the task of finding one that works...