So you know what a short gap is and you've decided that it's for you. Awesome! But what do you do now? How do you go about planning your short gap?
Want the gap year experience but only have a university break or work holiday window to play with? Sounds like it's time for you to take a short gap!
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.
Argentina, for me, was simply amazing. I've never been so happy or had so much fun in my life. The people on my course were all so different, interesting and friendly, and everyone got along so well. We have all stayed in touch and by the end of the trip we were all so close.
An interview with Yann Rashid about his expedition on the island of Svalbard, near the North Pole (it's Europe's northernmost territory). His main aim out there was to explore and conduct scientific research, however, the first few weeks were dedicated to simply surviving the harsh arctic winter and undergoing snow and ice training, such as crevasse rescuing. Here's his story.
Sam Eve raced to the North Pole! She was part of the first all-female team to complete the Scott Dunn Polar Challenge, a 650km race from Canada to the Magnetic North Pole! Sam's team finished sixth out of sixteen teams, which is an incredible achievement! Read our interview with her here.
Benedict Allen's greatest journeys have included a five-and-a-half month trek by horse and camel from the forests of Siberia, and a 3,600 mile crossing of the Amazon Basin at its widest point, without navigation by map or compass, but with help from the Matses Indians. His latest book, The Faber Book of Exploration, is an anthology of the world's greatest explorers. Here he talks about what going on an expedition means to him.