You’ve decided to have a year abroad? Great news!
Having a gap year gives you the chance to explore far-off places and learn about new cultures and societies. It is a fantastic way to widen your mind and become much more open minded.
Even though a large part of going off on a gap year is about discovering yourself, another large part of it is about having fun!
So for a very memorable gap year, you need to plan some awesome activities! Not sure what to do?
Here are five fabulous ideas.
If you love the winter, how about sending your winter months at a ski resort? You can either see your few months out on the slopes as an extended holiday or use it to earn some money.
If you are already a competent skier, you could see about getting a job as a ski instructor over the winter season. To do this, you will need to take a Ski Instructor Course first.
If you’d like to stay on at the resort for the whole year, you don’t have to worry about all the snow melting in the spring.
Many ski resorts open all year, as many guests visit in summer to go hiking up the mountains!
Work At A Ranch
Are you a big fan of western movies? Then how about heading to the United States to experience life as a cowboy!
There are still many working ranches and cattle farms across America that host volunteers. Instead of paying for board and lodge, you will just be expected to work on the farm through the week.
This means you’ll be caring for the horses and cattle, as well as carrying out any odd jobs that need doing.
In return, you will be able to go out horse riding in your spare time and enjoy living in the beautiful American landscape.
A lot of people choose to backpack around countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. While backpacking, you will be completely independent during your travels and you can tailor your trip to suit your needs.
It also helps you keep costs down, as you can choose to stay in hotels and hostels that offer a lot of value for money. The flexibility of backpacking on your own can help you develop as a person.
All because you will be completely in charge of all of you decisions throughout the trip. If you travel with a group of friends, you will have a unique chance to bond and create unforgettable memories together.
Volunteering with a charity can be a very rewarding experience. There are many options when it comes to choosing a charity.
Many people decide to travel to Africa and work in schools with children. Even though you won’t be paid for your time at the charity, it will look excellent on your CV and you will certainly leave with a new and valuable skillset.
Decided what you want to do now?
Better get packing!