Gap Year Travel

Gap Year Travel from Antipodeans Abroad

By: Antipodeans Abroad  06-Jun-2011
Keywords: Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Agencies

The concept of Gap year travel is an old one; even hundreds of years ago, wealthy families sent their sons on ‘Grand tours’ of different parts of Europe to educate them about the varied cultures, and to make them more ‘worldly’.

The advantages of a Gap year, also known as “taking a year” off from school, or ‘Wanderjahr’ in German, are enormous. It helps in developing leadership skills, builds challenge-handling-calibre, exposes the individual to different cultures, and encourages responsible travelling in young students. You can volunteer for a Gap year between school and university, in your own country or overseas.
Volunteering overseas is an unmatched opportunity for doing something constructive while enhancing your experience. When you volunteer to work overseas as a Gap year volunteer, you get the opportunity to meet many people from different cultures. You will be able to experience new and interesting countries and cultures. International volunteering provides an opportunity to do and achieve something productive. You can create a difference as a Gap year volunteer by contributing at different locations throughout the world, where people really need your efforts. Spending your Gap year in Africa, for example, can be an experience of a lifetime.

You can volunteer to teach English in Africa, or countless other countries around the world. You can also work with poor children in Africa and contribute to their upbringing by teaching English as well. Choosing international volunteering to get involved in social work is one of the best decisions one could make. Due to a lack of basic infrastructure for children in Africa, spending your Gap year in Africa will give those children an opportunity to develop, and will also enhance your work experience overseas.

You should be careful while choosing your International volunteering project and should be prepared to accept head-on the challenges that come your way during your work experience overseas. Disrupting the volunteer work overseas by leaving early or backing out can be troublesome for those involved.

Another important factor while planning to take a Gap year for gaining work experience overseas is the cost involved. While planning to volunteer to work overseas you must calculate the cost of accommodation, flights, food and transportation. When you take a Gap year and travel overseas, your parents can get anxious about your whereabouts. Therefore, you should leave your Gap year travel itinerary at home so that they have all your contact details and can get in touch with you, whenever needed.

You must choose a good company that specialises in educational and student volunteer teaching and travel programmes for Gap year travel. The chosen Gap year travel company should have a variety of Gap year programmes, like volunteer work overseas, Gap year in Africa, teaching English overseas, volunteer teaching, international volunteering, etc. When you are volunteering for overseas work, a good Gap year travel company will provide travel insurance and their prices will also be reasonable and affordable.  A good Gap year travel company will take you to the heart of the local people and make your volunteer work overseas experience inspiring and rewarding.

Antipodeans Abroad’s services cover Gap year volunteers, volunteering overseas, international volunteering, Gap your travel, Gap year Africa, teaching English overseas, volunteer teaching, volunteer work overseas and work experience overseas, all at reasonable and affordable prices. Please contact us at or visit us at Suite 303A, 282 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia

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