Australia Gap Year Trips with Letz Live
97% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Australia Gap Year Trips with Letz Live

We have a wide range of placements throughout Australia. Many are a short distance from famous tourist hotspots and all are full of friendly Australians ready to welcome you 'down under' for your Gap Year.

You will be matched to a school that will utilise your skills, strengths and attributes in everyday school subjects and extracurricular activities. This means if you are an avid sportsperson we will match you to a school who will utilise your sporting skills in their Physical Education department.

For your enthusiasm and continued involvement within the school community, the school will provide you with accommodation and food during the school terms. Plus, of course, an allowance. When school holidays commence, you are free to travel and explore all that Australia has to offer. Or maximise your opportunity in the Southern Hemisphere by exploring our Asian and South Pacific neighbours.

An Aussie Gap Year with Letz Live is like no other.
Apply early to avoid disappointment.

Locations
Oceania » Australia
Program Tags
Hands-On Learning
Sports Coaching
Teach Abroad
Length
6-12 Months
Accommodation
Hostel
Primary Language
English
Age Max
17
Starting Price
$2,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Your placement costs include;

- Your PAID (yes, you will be paid by the school) placement at a leading Australian School.
- FREE food & accommodation during your placement at the school (food is not available during school holidays).
- HEAPS of free time to travel and explore Australia (and surrounding countries) during the school holiday periods.
- In-country orientation the moment you arrive (to meet fellow participants and make friends straight away)!
- Support & guidance with your visa and entry clearances.
- Learn to Surf class during orientation.
- Australian Mobile Phone number.
- Letz Live welcome pack including an Australia mobile phone number, Lonely Planet guide, discount coupons + more.
- Continued & unending support from our Gold Coast head office.
- Certificate of Completion once your placement has been completed.

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Housing
    73%
  • Support
    70%
  • Fun
    100%
  • Value
    70%
  • Safety
    83%

Program Reviews (3)

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Megan
Female
32 years old
Wales
Cardiff Metropolitan University

An opportunity of a lifetime!!

10/10

This was a brilliant program, I met great people from around the world and it was a great opportunity to work in an overseas school. If I could do the programme again I would !!!! During my time I travelled various places around Australia and then went on to New Zealand and Fiji. The programme gave me the confidence to travel. The team and the school were great!

How can this program be improved?

The only thing I would change would be extending the orientation, would've been nice to get to know everyone before starting work and to allow us one night a week to spend time with other gap students. As someone was always working, someone always missed out.

Response from Letz Live

Megan, thank you so much for your valued feedback! It's always great to hear from past participants and equally hear from your placement here in Aus about how much they miss you! Please keep in touch!

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Alexandra
Female
24 years old
Australia

Grammar School

10/10

On arrival I think our reputations as 'Gappies' had been tarnished by our predecessors, once we proved that we where hard working the clear divide off 'gappies' to other staff was lesser.
Day to day work was simple and rostered our colleagues had no problem if we needed to swap shifts as long as it was covered.
We had a curfews of 11PM unless sleep ins where arranged.
Opportunities where good and gave ample experience and where often free for staff however, more introduction to local surrounding would have been nice and would have helped us to settle in safely to our surrounding rather than feeling confined to the school grounds. There were plenty of sports teams to get involved with and its great when you do! I struggled with only having 2 Skype computers in the dorms and internet not working on personal devices for the first 3 months which made communicating with home difficult.
Over all experience was good and highly recommend it to anyone who is lost after their senior year.

How can this program be improved?

A point in the right direction by staff who no the place you are living is always nice - cafes, bars, nice places to eat , local sports clubs and events just the things that make you feel at home. It is possible to get involved with a local club as I have played for my local netball club with little or no clashes with work. As for well being and facilities we all traveled over with insurance for the big things but we where not aware we are entitled to medicare which is handy if you have something smaller like an infection that need antibiotics. Communication between yourself the School and also the organisation especially before traveling just to give that extra bit of confidence.

Response from Letz Live

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the review. We are very pleased to hear and agree 110% that you (and your fellow participants) have created big shoes to fill for the next round of participants at your placement!!!

We of course will speak with your school to ensure that we can better facilitate a local orientation to ensure you are 'kept-in-the-know' of local eateries, cafes, bars etc for future participants.

Indeed you (all have) demonstrated enthusiasm and initiative in your roles and in return have enjoyed some wonderful experiences both with the school and privately!

A note on the insurance and Medicare - under the visa regulations for this program, all participants are required to obtain travel / health insurance as part of the visa formalities. We have made provisions for those who may be eligible for Medicare moving forward too.

Enjoy the remaining few weeks here in Aus and keep in touch when you return to the UK!

Safe travels.

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Ryan
Male
19 years old
Wagga Wagga, NSW

An experience...

9/10

living in a boarding school in rural NSW is difficult when it is only you. My female "companion" had dropped out leaving me to pick up all of her work, without so much a thank you for a very long time. When mentioned to the Staff at the school/ with the company I felt that I was pushed aside and ignored, I rate the experience and having to meet people but not the school. Having to wake up early and go to bed very late eventually takes its toll on you, I was hoping that there would be more of a chance to get involved during school hours and when I made the effort to do this I was often ignored or used as free labour- without being given a real chance to help.

I have had a good time, though I believe that LetzLive should reevaluate where young adults are being sent, living miles away from the coast and major cities on your own can get very depressing.

My school also did not have a decent wifi set up either. I waited 2 weeks to get a password to let my mother know I was safe- I the meantime having to go down to coffee club and pay nearly $5 for a long black just to talk to my family. Eventually I got a password which worked for my iPad but not for my phone. I was also told that I would be able to use the desktop computers around the boarding house- this ended up being untrue. To this day I only have access to iMessage and snapchat on my iPad and now iPhone, there is no way of accessing: Google, Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, iTunes etc. This has made it incredibly difficult to plan trips and talk to other friends that have been travelling.

How can this program be improved?

A reexamination of schools best suited to the programme, I would aim to put 2 boys/ 2 girls together as an absolute minimum.

Response from Letz Live

Your Comments.

Ryan, thank you for your feedback and thoughts on improving the programme. I am disappointed that you have - following your phone call apologising for the ‘bias comments’ - not readdressed some of our concerns since your departure… as promised. Therefore, in fairness to those who may be considering this programme - I do feel the need to respond to your comments on this platform to give other potential participants the opportunity to hear the ‘other-side-of-the-story’.

Whilst some of your comments are justified and indeed have been rectified since your departure, a good number simply don’t ring true. You will be pleased to know that the internet access (and speed) has improved significantly. Having spent 12 months working at the school, I am sure you can appreciate why applications like SnapChat / Facebook etc may be blocked by the school’s internet filters. These are to ensure students do not misuse the applications during the school term. This is common practice across all schools – globally!

Your host school is one of Australia’s leading establishments in a location that – whilst ‘rural’ is classed as a 'regional city'. It has its own airport, train station, shopping centre, cinema's and university - Wagga Wagga has a population of 65,000 people!!! Additionally there are frequent and very easy connections to both Sydney and Melbourne via train (the train station is literally a hundred metres from the school). If you are organised and prepared, travel is relatively cheap to both destinations. Moreover, unlike a good proportion of boarding schools, you were afforded every weekend off allowing you to immerse yourself into the community and participate in a variety of activities including joining the local sports clubs – which you jumped at. Most participants have weekdays off and not weekends. This also afforded you the opportunity to travel regularly to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra where you had friends.

Unfortunately, some participants do need to return to their home country earlier than expected – that’s life! Your concerns regarding picking up ‘all her work’ is simply untrue. The nature of the programme at this particular host school is that the male participant works with the male boarders and the female participant with the female boarders. Of course there is crossover and interaction throughout the school day – but you would’ve been rostered into these irrespective of your ‘companions’ departure. Simply put; it is against every school’s policy for a male participant (member of staff) to be working in a female dormitory with female boarders present. You were actually advised of this during your induction training in the orientation upon your arrival to Australia. Therefore, I find it hard to believe you were left to pick up all her work.

With regards to your suggested improvements; we have several schools that take only one participant annually in far more ‘rural’ locations across Australia (some don’t receive mobile phone coverage) than the one you were placed in. These placements have been a huge success because the participant involves themselves in the school wholeheartedly.

Further to this, the two participants at your host school currently have embraced their experience and as they look to depart in the coming weeks back to the UK they are leaving with the mixed emotions of the excitement to return home to see friends and family but also sad to see the experience they have embraced come to a conclusion.

Ryan, of course I appreciate your thoughts, comments, and thank you for you 9 / 10 review, 90% / 100% for 'Overall Experience' and 100%/100% for 'Value'.

I wish you best of luck with your future endeavours!

Nick.
Company Director.
Letz Live Pty Ltd.

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