A gap year is a great way to take a break from everything. Some see this as an opportunity to gain professional or personal experiences, to achieve a goal or just simply to explore a personal interest. There are endless opportunities for you to experience on a gap year. Think of a gap year as trying to find your Eat-Pray-Love-moments. You travel to a whole new country and experience everything about it. You find time for yourself and get to figure out what you really want to do in life. Lastly, you get to fall in love. Not necessarily with a particular person, but maybe a place, a culture, a hobby or whatever. It's a time for you do whatever the hell you want without all the constant worries.
One problem people usually have when it comes to travelling is their time. And gap year gives you much time to do that. Travelling is a great way to experience different cultures, improve your people skills, make new friends and come back with great stories to tell everyone. If you’re worried about money, don't. There are tons of ways you can manage your money and get the best out of it.
How to budget for student and gap year travel
Guide to creating a travel budget
This is another great way to experience a new culture. And not only do you get to travel to another country, you get to help out too. There are a lot of countries that offer volunteer work all year round. Be it teaching English, building houses, or taking care of elephants, there are a variety of choices for anyone who wants to lend a hand.
Friends For Asia
EXPLORE YOUR HOMETOWN
Go on a food adventure around town. Eat in a different restaurant everyday. Go museum hopping. Spend the day at the park near your house. Explore every nook and cranny of your town or city, you never know what you will find. There are endless little things you can do to get to know the place you grew up in.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
Have you always wanted to learn French? Spanish? German? Now's the time! Learning a new language makes a different travelling experience. It may be hard but it is beneficial. You'll get to discover a whole lot more about the people who's language you're speaking. Plus, you can impress your friends the next time you go to some fancy restaurant and you pronounce that dish on the menu correctly.
Duolingo (you can also check out their app!)
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