Why go on a gap year?
Taking time out either before or after starting university is a unique opportunity that will enhance your knowledge and skills before you continue studies or go into work. If you are thinking of studying geography, a gap year can be a particularly enriching method of expanding your interests beyond your studies at school and shaping your perspective and attitudes towards the world as a whole.
What kind of gap year are you looking for?
There are a variety of different style gap year programmes you could pursue. These could include volunteer work, learning a new language or skill, working abroad or alternatively just taking a much needed break. Any of these would be highly beneficial, but if you are considering using your time away to add to your CV or more generally have a beneficial impact on the world, it would be advised to treat your gap year not just as a holiday.
When can I travel?
Before university (3 months).
Gap year pre/post university.
Fieldwork during term time.
Term/year travelling abroad if offered in your university course.
Helpful links if considering a gap year: