All gap years are exciting and new to the person undertaking them, but some are more generic than others. Spending a year in Europe, South East Asia or Australia is hardly trailblazing (as fun as it might be). The best way to have a unique experience is to travel the road less taken. In this day and age that is almost impossible, but there are routes that are less standard than others when it comes to gap year adventures. Why not try one of our three wild card gap years to make memories you will never forget.
More and more students and young graduates are deciding to take the leap and move abroad. Whether it be an Erasmus year abroad in Paris, a summer internship in Peru or bartending in Ibiza, there are many advantages of studying or working in a different country. Not only is it the experience of a lifetime, there are other, more practical benefits which can help you both personally and professionally.
We wanted to share a few of them, to help encourage you take advantage of this amazing opportunity and go for it! Read More
Your year abroad goes by in the blink of an eye…
When it comes time to pack up your things and make that bittersweet journey home, there will still be a ton of things you wish you’d had time to do, places you wish you’d seen and moments you didn’t get a chance to experience.
So, to help make sure you make the absolute most of the last few days or weeks of your travels, we’ve compiled a ‘year abroad bucket list’ of sorts, so you can leave with no regrets and memories to last a lifetime. Read More
The job market continues to be super competitive which is why gaining international work experience will broaden your career prospects when you return to the UK. Working abroad allows you the opportunity to enhance yourself on a personal and professional level. If you needed to get some inspiration then check out our benefits of having… Read More
Whether its travelling, volunteering or working; a Gap Year in Europe is a once in a life time opportunity. Go country hoping, taste great food and push yourself to new extremes by taking a break away from education and your regular routines to do something different. There really is no better place to visit when taking a Gap Year as many students, backpackers and generally young people some from near and far for the same thing. Experience the rest of the world solo or with friends by taking the ultimate Gap Year in Europe. Read More
Even if you make a careful list and are highly organized in your travel prep, there are some common things that you can forget to pack. Travelling away from home to study means that you won’t always have what you need close by. So to avoid any setbacks make sure you check out this list so that you’ll have everything you need to make your time here rum smoothly. Read More
The three month summer holiday is one of the best things about being a graduate and a student as it gives you the time and opportunity to do something amazing before you need to enrol for master programmes or graduate schemes. If you don’t have any plans beyond sitting on your parent’s couch eating cereal, then we definitely have some destinations you need to consider visiting this summer. There’s no better time to go travelling than after University, you’ll have the rest of your life ahead of you to settle down so why not do something different. Read More
Summer is nearly here, and it’s time to think of the all-important destinations you want to visit! With so much to choose from we’ve decided to help you out with a list of the top student meccas that should be on top of every bucket list this summer. With something for everyone we have created the top five places that you need to discover.
Volunteering abroad plays a crucial role in many countries, communities and projects. Despite so many activities and programs out there, it can be difficult choosing the right one. That is why here at StudentUniverse we have made your list shorter by giving you the top 5 destinations to consider when looking for a volunteering placement; so that you can make that all so important positive impact.
If you love children then you need to make sure you enter our latest competition to win a 2-week volunteer trip on an international childcare program in partnership with GVI. You’ll be able to go on many of the amazing volunteering experiences detailed below.