A gap year will be one of the most exciting times in your life. You will have the chance to go off traveling and exploring the world without a care in the world! There are many different places you can go and discover on your gap year. You’ll also find a variety of things you can do while you are away. Many will help you earn money to fund your travels while others will be just for fun! Are you looking for some unforgettable places to see on your gap year? Here are our top ideas.
Backpacking In Australia
Australia is always high on people’s to-do list for their gap year. And the best way to make sure you see as much as possible is to backpack around the country. Start off on the western coast in Perth. This laid-back city has plenty of cultural highlights. Such as the former Fremantle Prison and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Once you’re done here, head over to the east coast to get a taste of metropolitan life in Sydney and Melbourne. Don’t forget to check a few hiking trails in Sydney and stop off at the famous Bondi Beach to soak up some rays!
Skiing in Canada
Do you dream of being able to hit the slopes every day? Then spend your gap year in Canada. During the winter, this country turns into a skier’s paradise. If you can afford it, you will be able to ski to your heart’s content. However, if you end up running out of cash, there is a simple remedy. Become a ski instructor! Each resort offers Complete Ski Instructor Courses. Once you are a qualified instructor, you can start to ski for money!
Volunteering In Africa
Many people want to do something good during their time away from home. One excellent way to give something back to society is to spend your gap year volunteering in a disadvantaged country. There are lots of charities that take people on gap years to Africa to help out in small villages. There are various jobs you might be doing while you’re out there. You could be involved with installing a well in the village. Or if you have some teaching experience, you could help out at the local school.
Work With Animals
Do you want another fantastic and enriching experience for your gap year? Think about a project or volunteer work that involves working with animals. This can be great experience if you are thinking about following a career as a vet. Most of these volunteering opportunities are in Thailand and South Africa. You could work on projects that help to rehabilitate orangutans or care for tigers before they are released into the wild. Even if you haven’t worked with animals in the past, you will still be able to help out with these kinds of projects. Many different skills are needed to ensure all the animals are well looked after.
So where will your gap year take you? Hopefully, this blog post will have given you plenty of exciting ideas!