If you are lucky enough to be able to take a gap year after finishing university or college before you get out into the real world, then there are lots of things that you can do with your time to ensure that it isn’t just a wasted year. Getting out and seeing some of the world is always important on a gap year and you can go as far flung as Africa to help teach in a school or head to Canada and learn how to be a ski instructor for a season.
However, you may prefer to travel instead of work or volunteer and the important thing about a gap year is that you get to spend it doing exactly what you want to do. After you start working, it will become much harder to take a year out to see places that you want to explore and it is important to use this time as an opportunity to do whatever it is that interests you. You can look online to check out these 2016 USA holiday brochures to get some ideas about where in the US you might want to explore or if you have no idea about what it is that you want to do, then you should simply use the internet to conduct some research and get some ideas.
Let’s take a look at the top three things that you can do in a gap year:
1. Volunteer in Africa
If you want to do something worthwhile in your gap year, then why not volunteer in Africa and help with the following:
Ø Protect and develop the environment
Ø Provide education to schools
Ø Help with local healthcare
Specialist charities will be able to help you to book a gap year helping people in Africa, so look online if this sounds appealing.
2. Explore the US
The great thing about going travelling around the US is that it is such a huge country that you will never run out of new things to see and do. Each state is very different and you will find that you can get a very different vibe from different parts of the US, which is why it is an awesome part of the world to explore on a gap year.
Some of the most popular destinations include:
Ø New York
Ø Las Vegas
Ø New Orleans
Ø San Francisco
Ø San Diego
You will experience vastly different cultures in New Orleans to Miami and it is this diversity that makes travelling around the US on a gap year so popular.
3. Work in Canada
If you want to earn some money while you work in your gap year, then head to Canada and learn how to be a ski or snowboard instructor and earn while you learn in a new and unique environment.
You can find out more about everything from travelling the US and volunteering in Africa to working in Canada by looking online.