Gap Year Travel

A Year to Explore: Great Gap Travel

Taking a year off between high school and college has become an increasingly popular choice for young students eager to see the world. A break from studies can be a learning experience in its own right, and planning a gap-year trip—whether it’s a few months or a whole year on the road—is a perfect way to gain knowledge and perspective. To make...Read more

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  • Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles, CA

    Seek out a volunteer position or internship among the numerous arts groups, nonprofits, and film studios.

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    Goa, India

    Goa, India

    A favorite with foreigners, this beachfront village near Mumbai is known for its inspirational atmosphere.

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    Byron Bay, Australia

    Byron Bay, Australia

    A tiny beach community on Australia’s western coast, Byron Bay is popular with young surfers and backpackers.

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    Salvador, Brazil

    Salvador, Brazil

    Brazil’s third-largest city is known for its upbeat attitude, ongoing festivals, and vibrant local culture.

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    Fiji, South Pacific

    Fiji, South Pacific

    To really get away from it all, consider a year on this famously beautiful and low-key tropical island.

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    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Explore markets, Hindu temples, wildlife sanctuaries, and beaches in Sri Lanka’s bustling capital.

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