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.
A gap year abroad is a unique opportunity to escape your familiar surroundings and push yourself to discover, learn and develop as a person. You could take a road trip across America, backpack around Europe, teach English as a foreign language somewhere exotic – or do something really unusual that will change your life and make you stand out amongst other gap year travellers. In this article, I’ve skipped over the roads-more-travelled to bring you a selection of more unusual ideas for your year out. For an introduction to gap year travel, you can check out Student Money Saver’s guide to gap year travel as you start to think about jetting off. (more…)