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the gap year edit anniversary

Gap year reflections – a year of discovery

The Gap Year Edit is one year old! The significance for me is not in the anniversary of a website, but the celebration of a year of change. Time for some gap year reflections on this period of discovery – things I’ve given myself a pat on the back for, stuff I’d do differently, where it’s taken me, and – excitingly – what’s […]

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Tips on how to save for travel (or anything else!)

Whether you’ve decided to spend three months in South-East Asia, or head off on a language-learning venture in Latin America for half the year, taking time out to travel is going to cost some cash. Saving money for travel comes down to two things – spending less, and earning more. Whether you want to focus […]

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Why my career break makes me a better employee

Why my career break makes me a better employee

Wow, what an incredible nine months it’s been. I’ve travelled, volunteered, got to grips with all things digital, and more. It’s a story that can’t be told purely by a list of bullet points, though I’m going to try … Back in July, I wrote down what I wanted to achieve on my career break. On […]

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The A to Z of gap year planning. Part 4: U to Z

“I’ve got zillions of gap year ideas – how do I narrow them down?” Visas, work, and what to do with all those gap year ideas – we’ve got it covered in this, the fourth post on gap year planning. If you missed the earlier posts in the series, you can find them right here – […]

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The A to Z of gap year planning, Part 3: R to T

“Agh! Planning my gap year is so overwhelming!” “I don’t know where to start!” Help is at hand. In this third of four posts on gap year planning, I share hints and tips on gap year research, saving up, and perfect timing. For more on gap year planning, check out the rest of the series: Part […]

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