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Hitting the awesomeness that is Australia on your gap year? Then read Rusja Foster's top 10 of the coolest things you could ever do while you're in Australia.
We asked the question on the message boards "what are the things to do on a gap year?" and your response says it all. The short answer; a lot. See what you said.
We're always on the lookout for inspiring travel videos to get you in the mood for your gap year. That’s why we thought it'd be a good idea to show you top 5 travel videos.
On your gap year you're going to come across some of the most amazing cities around the world. We thought we'd give you our top 5 cities so you know what you're in for.
There are some parties that you just have to go to. That's why we've put together the top 5 celebrations around the world. The question is, how many will you do?
Where do you want to go on your gap year? Struggling for ideas? That's why we’ve come up with 10 gap year destinations that you just have to see on your travels.
If you've just signed up to the site, you're probably quite keen to dive into the deep end start posting. However, be careful, you might get shot down.
It's easy to get caught up in city life - it's fast-paced and hectic. But there's a way to chillax - all you have to do is see the green behind the gold.
Creating the perfect blog post can take a bit of practice so we’ve put together some hints and tips based on what we’ve found makes a great post.
The easy part is deciding you want to go travelling. The hard part is planning your round the world trip. There's so much information - that's why we're here.
Every year we get the same questions about round the world tickets. Instead of constantly answering your questions, that we'd write an article about it.
What can a gap year really do for you? Does it matter if a gap year doesn't boost your CV? At the end of the day, it's what the gappers think themselves.
What is a round the world ticket? A round the world ticket does exactly what it says on the tin - it’s a series of flights that take you round the world.
Using the gapyear.com social network is brilliant, but when does content cross a line? When does debate get deleted? And when will swearing get censored?
Need inspiration? Brain melting from travel research? Don't go through the hassle of planning - do an 'all-in-one' GapWrap and get the complete experience.
Gap years come in many forms and guises. That's why we've put together our top 10 gap year ideas to inspire you to travel and see the world.
Aside from enjoying the social aspect of university life, it can be daunting to think about your future career when in the midst of gaining a degree. To help you get the most from 2012, this handy timeline from graduate recruitment website Milkround will help guide you to a top graduate job, whichever year you're in.
Taking time out from education is a great way of getting a taste of the real world. Employers look favourably on gap years as a sign of independent thinking, self-motivation and are good subjects to bring up in interviews as a source of proven experience.
Sleeping in an airport is something you might associate with missing a flight, but for some sleeping in an airport can offer a real alternative experience.
What is a gap year? A gap year is taking time out between life stages; it can be anywhere, for any length of time, doing anything you want to do!
Finding a graduate job after you return from a gap year can be tough. You’ve been off the grid and now there’s a big gaping hole in your CV. In fact, getting back into employment can be the most difficult and frustrating part of adjusting to life back home. But there’s no need to despair; even if you didn’t set off backpacking with the intention of beefing up your CV, you will have done and you can use that to help you get a job.
Looking for volunteer placements is exciting, but don't get carried away and eagerly sign up for the first project that looks like your dream experience! There are many mistakes you can make when approaching volunteering, so gapyear.com has put together this guide to help you avoid them.
If you're about to take a gap year to Australia or Asia then you're going to want to know about visas, which is why we've put together this information.
Working in Australia is perfect for many backpackers, so if you want to work and travel on your gap year then read our guide to working in Australia.
Malaria prevention is extremely important and it's vital to protect yourself against malaria when travelling to certain parts of the world on your gap year.
A packing list will help you remember the forgettable. Print off this packing list and make sure you've got everything you need for you gap year.
It’s 3am. You’re sleeping off a few beers and a great party in a hostel. Suddenly you’re woken by terrifying screams, panic, flames, no lights (electricity has gone), thick smoke and everyone shouting in foreign languages (backpackers panic in their own language, not English!). Would you know what to do?
How to meet people while travelling may seem like a daunting prospect, but it shouldn't be. You're going to meet loads of people on your gap year.
How to pack your backpack is an art and it's what backpacking is all about. Here's some hints and tips on packing your backpack for your gap year.
The most important thing to realise is that the weight is not borne on your back. Your hips and shoulders should be doing the work. If it is a bit of a heavy bugger, and trust me, it will be in the end, never ever ever ever ever ever pick it up with a bent back. So, how do you do it?
You're a backpacker, therefore it is your job to put a 'pack' on your 'back'. It's essential that you get a good one. If you're on a long trip, or have never had a backpack before, why not get a new one? Our 'Travel Kit' section is a good place to start if you're looking for a new backpack, but you're gonig to need to know which one to get first.