The Gap Year Hub

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Expert gap year ideas, information and advice

The Gap Year Hub: Helping you explore the world

You’re considering a gap year, congratulations! We know how exciting it is to research and plan a gap year, but that it’s slightly daunting too. You want to explore new countries, meet new people and have a fantastic adventure, but there are so many options to choose between, and so many decisions to make.

The Gap Year Hub gives you gap year ideas to help you craft your perfect trip. Whether that’s an action-packed year abroad, spending time volunteering or boosting your CV with a working gap year. However you want to spend it, you can get all the help and advice you need at The Gap Year Hub.

What is a gap year?

A gap year can be anything from a few months to a full year spent out of formal education. It’s a ‘year out’, rather than a ‘year off’. Gap year trips are a chance to explore, experience, learn and refresh! Most gappers are aged between 17 and 22, and take their gap year before starting university or work.

Why take a gap year?

A gap year is your chance to experience new challenges, make new friends, broaden your horizons and gain valuable skills. For most people there’s a short window of opportunity to enjoy gap year travelling, so make the most of it! With a bit of planning you can create a gap year to remember.

Gap year ideas and support

All the gap year inspiration you need, whether you want to travel, work abroad, volunteer or study in another country.


Volunteer sitting around a fire with Nepali children

Get inspiring gap year ideas to make your year out fulfilling and fun!


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Volunteers on a Kenya safari

Discover exciting gap year programs available around the world.

The Gap Year Hub travel advice blog

Looking for useful advice about gap year travelling? You can get all the gap year knowledge you need from The Gap Year Hub blog. We share tips on how to plan a gap year, what to pack, gap year inspiration and more.

Our latest gap year blog posts

“Take a gap year, go somewhere insane, teach, white water raft, bungee, wake at 4am for the sunrise over the waterfalls, in fact, stay up all night and then watch it”

Ed Walker, Gapper