Gap Year Articles

Have you just graduated from college and don't want to enter the real world yet? Did you study abroad in Europe and want to stay for even longer? Become an au pair ! While being an au pair isn't all sun drenched afternoons drinking wine on cobblestoned streets (you are living...
Those bright-eyed, back-packing 18-year-olds might get all the attention, but increasingly, it’s us older folks who are taking gap years -- and loving it. We are taking breaks from our jobs or quitting altogether, packing up the family or reveling in an empty nest, and setting...
If you're looking to score a job or internship internationally , the key to success in your global job search is to build a global network. One of the best ways to go about doing this is to reach out to people of interest to you in your target country via LinkedIn, company...
The United States is catching on to what the UK and Europe already know: gap years are great for young people. Who wouldn’t want to travel the world, study Spanish in Peru, teach English in South Korea , participate in conservation projects in Costa Rica, or volunteer with an...
I've traveled to over 40 countries in the past 5 years, so although my long-term relationship experience is quite limited (it's almost Valentine's Day so I'd rather not dwell on that part), I still find going out with locals to be one of the most interesting parts of my...
Au pairing abroadcan be an incredible experience. You get the opportunity to work abroad and become fully immersed in a foreign culture -- but without having to hit the books or work behind a desk! Trying to find the right au pair job and the right family can be overwhelming. [...
When I was a kid, my dad used to tell me that a tall glass of wine was the best reward for the end of a long day’s work. But what about actually working with wine? In a vineyard or winery? Say, on your gap year as a WWOOF volunteer? WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic...