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Gap years aren’t just for students

We all need a little head-space from time to time. In fact, a survey by ABTA – The Travel Association found last year that one in five Brits said that an overseas holiday was a necessity, not a luxury.

Well imagine what a whole year out can do for you? Gap years aren’t just for the free-willed students with money to burn. They can be a great way to take time out, reassess or just relax. Who wouldn’t want to beach hop around Thailand or Australia from time to time?

Don’t miss out. Take a look at the options you have below.

Give back
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Some people might feel a little guilty about taking time off. If this is you then consider volunteering overseas and give back while you’re getting what you really want.

Hands Up Holidays have a range of ‘voluntourism’ options for you to choose from for you and your family.

Teach
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The benefit of being a little bit older is your life experience. Why not share that with people around the world through teaching abroad? Visit Teach Abroad to find out what needs to be done before you go.

Learn
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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. We don’t agree. Learn a language while travelling to submerse yourself in a new culture and add another skill to your CV. We recommend this to anyone taking a break from their career. Go to ESL Language Travel to find out more.

Relax
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If you’re looking to relax and enjoy the scenery then the world is your oyster. Check out GapYear’s top 10 gap year destinations for a little inspiration.

If your bags are mentally packed and you want to join the grown-up gappers, visit Big Yellow to find out how flexible storage options can help you see the world.