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Updated 6th June 2016


Useful Gap Year websites including Study and work options around the world

Careful research and early applications for gap year programmes will pay dividends and could be vital for a safe experience. 

Year Out Group - designed to help you plan your gap year and select a suitable and worthwhile program in the country of your choice, provides  a wide range of experienced providers offering a superb choice of locations, activities, inspiration and peace of mind. See also information on insurance and health.  This website also provides information on a Year in Industry.

Caroline's Rainbow Foundation - York based charity to promote safe gap year travel.

The Complete University Guide - Making the decision to study overseas is one thing. Working out how you're going to pay for it is where the challenge begins.

BUNAC - The work and travel experts.

Gap Medics provide hospital placements for thousands of students. Students are able to shadow doctors, nurses, midwives or dentists in Thailand or Tanzania, all with the aim of helping them decide if it's the career for them and giving them valuable experience for their applications and interviews.

International Service is a development charity that has been empowering some of the world’s most marginalised people to achieve lasting, positive change.

gapforce.org - Short and longterm Gap Year programs run by  rigorously trained in-house leaders, also see link to How Does a Gap Year "Bridge the Gap" Between Education and Employment.

GoEco is providing global volunteering opportunities for future career development. Volunteers can choose from a variety of placements focusing on research and data collection, environmental conservation, and community development initiatives; using their knowledge and skills to provide a personal contribution.

Karen Hilltribes charity is dedicated to working with the Karen people of Northern Thailand.

ecoteerresponsibletravel.com - Travel to South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo and Laos in the knowledge that your travels and holiday has made a positive impact.  

www.gapyear.com - Year out opportunities.

www.independentgapadvice.org - To provide young people with free and impartial information and advice on taking a gap year, also to encourage and enable young people with disabilities to undertake challenging gap year projects.

www.wwoof.org - Worldwide exchange providing opportunities to work on an organic farm.

www.eunicas.co.uk - Manage your applications to European universities and colleges in one place.

www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create - Information and advice on work and study in Europe and worldwide, also Erasmus (use 'search' on this website) which enables HE students, teachers and institutions European countries to study for part of their degree in another country.

www.studyoverseas.com - provides free advice for students considering studying abroad for an international education.

universitycompare.com/university-advice/advice/studying-abroad - Guide for studying in Europe

TEFL -  is the UK's leading provider of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training.

www.astarfuture.co.uk - Advice and support on HE studies in the UK and worldwide.

www.theguardian.com - a guide to moving to Australia to work.

www.topuniversities.com/student-info/studying-abroad - All you need to know to study abroad.



 

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