Should I take a gap year before university? Where to go, what to do, and how to boost your CV

Ten of your most pressing questions answered by our experts
Ten of your most pressing questions answered by our experts Credit: getty

Considering taking a gap year but no idea where to start? Our gap year experts answer your most burning questions.

1. Where shall I go?

Decide first whether you want to tick off as many countries as you can, or explore fewer countries and immerse yourself in them.

“Classic destinations like Australia, New Zealand and Thailand continue to be favourites, while the Philippines and Japan are becoming increasingly popular,” said Tim Fryer, country manager at STA Travel.

“India is easy to travel around despite its massive size, while South East Asia is a region that is relatively small,” said Lautaro Alvarez, field operations manager from Frontier. “Many gap year travellers tour South East Asia first, ending up in Australia or New Zealand on working holiday visas. Central and South America are growing in popularity, however, as they become safer and more cosmopolitan, with flights now more affordable than ever.”

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