Gap Year Articles

Life is best lived working. The more work the better. Americans follow this life mantra: We work harder, longer, and with less vacation than nearly all our 1st world peer countries. Sadly, not every country understands the value of a good old fashioned lifetime of uninterrupted...
It’s happened. Your child may still be your child, but they aren’t in diapers anymore. They are individuals now, and they may not like the “right” path of life that so many of us are inclined to follow - you know - go to school, get a job, get married and live happily ever after...
If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug but are questioning how to take the plunge into international travel, then setting off to au pair abroad may be right for you. Simply moving abroad displays a huge sense of courage and ability to take risks. Surviving it shows your ability...
A quick Google search will lead you to hundreds of reasons why taking a gap year after high school and before college is a good idea . At the same time, it’s easy to get caught up in the applying-to-college hooplah. So what do you do if you’ve gone over the pros and cons and...
If you want to take a gap year but don't have the funds to sustain yourself backpacking, consider applying for a working holiday visa and taking a job as an au pair abroad. Being an au pair means you provide full-time childcare for a family in exchange for room and board and a...
The world outside your door is calling... but its exact directions are a little muffled. It’s an exciting time to be a young person with dreams of seeing the world, as there are now more ways to get abroad than ever before. But more opportunities = tougher choices. Here at Go...
When you think of culture, you think of food, language, art, music. But these attributes are just part of what differentiates one country from another. Games, and as an extension, sport, are an important component of this abstract notion. Sports are not only deeply rooted in...
Europe has an allure few other places in the world can claim. With the past and the present blended together brilliantly in magical cities of old bustling with modern commerce, ideas, and movements, it has the power to capture just about anyone's imagination and wanderlust. For...
The first memory I have of the Australian accent, sadly, is from a Fosters commercial . Starting with, "How to speak Australian," a common phrase or term pops up, like locksmith, then a funny video follows of how that term is interpreted in Australia. The truth? Australians don't...
Right around the time of college graduation, when people were signing up for grad school or local internships, I made an announcement: I got a working holiday visa and I’m moving to Europe! Who’s with me?! Now, how many of my friends do you think put up their hands to join me on...