A GAP break may be the perfect answer for many young people who are tired after completing secondary school. The advantages are worth considering. Remember, a GAP experience doesn’t necessarily have to last for a whole year.
Students and parents need to keep up with the constantly changing tertiary landscape. It really is true that knowledge is power. The right knowledge can help students gain entry to very popular courses and even avoid being one of the many tertiary students who don’t make it past the first four or five weeks at university or TAFE.
Cultural Care Au Pair organises work placements for young Australians so that they can live with a family in the USA and care for their children. In essence, they will be full time nannies. Participants are paid weekly pocket money which is approximately US$195 a week. This is great money considering that all living expenses are already covered. Many young people choose this as a wonderful GAP Year option.
Camp Counsellors USA (CCUSA) has been around since 1985 and has placed hundreds of thousands of young Australians in great programs in the USA and other countries.
Antipodeans Abroad offers a number of exciting and challenging programs for students completing secondary school as well as for students completing tertiary studies.
Camp America has been running since 1969 and thousands of young Australians have enjoyed this as part of a GAP year. It is a highly structured experience – safe, but exciting and challenging.
Taking a break after completing secondary school can give young people the breath of fresh air many desperately need. Many students are burnt out after the hard work they have put in leading up to those final school exams. Many are also unsure about the future and a GAP break may give them the time they need to really think before making important decisions about future courses and careers.