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Gap Years Studing Abroad

Spend Your Gap Year Studying Abroad Or Find a Postgraduate Course Overseas

If you want more from your gap year than randomly backpacking around fabulous countries and prefer to enhance your CV, why not choose to sign up for a new course of study in a foreign country? Aside from the many opportunities to learn foreign languages abroad, you can also build up your skill set towards to your intended future career. So if you’re planning to do a post-graduate course after your gap year, or you want to gain some practical experience in teaching, engineering or becoming an outdoor activity, or sports instructor, your year out is a good time to start training. In this section we feature information and company details to help you find the right study gap year for you - from a course studying art and culture in Europe to learning a language in South America, the world is your oyster!


Companies that can help you study abroad

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad

Trusted, meaningful & responsible volunteering and internship opportunities for 16 – 75 year olds, in 25 amazing countries. Since 1992, Projects Abroad have sent over 115,000 people on projects across the world, including Teaching, Care, Community, Sports, Medicine, Conservation, Law and Human Rights and Journalism.

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Experience English

Experience English - In partnership wth British Study Centres

Want to teach English to International students in the UK or abroad? Want to travel and work at the same time? Come and join a CELTA course at BSC York. We offer full-time CELTA courses in York, led by a dedicated and experienced teacher training team. The school is accredited by British Council and EAQUALS and a member of the world’s leading language teaching association, English UK.

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Studying abroad is a very popular means of travelling. English speaking nationals can enjoy the thrill of employment, education and relaxation whilst taking some time off from work and university. In a business world where European and International affiliations and links are held extremely high, studying another country’s history, language and traditions is not simply impressive but fast becoming crucial.

The options available to you are broad; you can study art and culture in Italy, cooking in France, and foreign languages in schools all over the world. Through the ERASMUS scheme some universities offer the chance for students to study abroad for one term or one year of their undergraduate education at an affiliated European institution. You should ask your own educational institution and indeed place of work about other such programmes.

Courses can be anything from two weeks to 12 months. There are organisations that can organise your place in a school as well as everything else including flights, accommodation, visas and insurance, however you can always go directly to the school in the country that you want to visit, in this case it is recommended that you do as much research as possible.