When you’re thinking of things to do in a gap year, deciding on a volunteer program that tailors to your aspirations rather than your age may offer the best benefits.
Gap year opportunities are a chance for personal growth and development, something that you can go out and find at any stage of your life. But what are gap year benefits, and how can gap year opportunities bring benefit to volunteers aged 18 to 108? Well, let’s take a look.
Internship abroad programs are perfect gap year opportunities for taking your career confidence to the next level. And this applies whether you’re still surfing the web for the perfect job placement, or are already part of the office furniture.
These gap year programs can help you to gain skills that will benefit you in any career setting – like improved people skills, and gaining a GVI ILM Leadership Development certificate – a qualification recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
An internship abroad takes you out into the real world, with ample opportunity for personal and professional growth on programs such as the:
These gap year experiences can give you a meaningful break from your day-to-day routine. They also allow for volunteers of any age to make a positive impact in communities abroad.
Things to do in a gap year right now
These programs are proof that age is nothing but a number when you’re looking for things to do in a gap year.
Check out our gap year programs page to find out more about things to do in a gap year that are perfect for you.
Tasneem Johnson-Dollie is an intern at the GVI Writing Academy. The Writing Academy is a skills-development program that pairs development editors with budding travel writers. Learn more about the program here.
By Tasneem Johnson-Dollie
Tasneem Johnson-Dollie is a travel writer living in South Africa. She has experience in public health nutrition and worked as a dietician before launching her writing career. She loves bringing her passion for public health and sustainable development to every article she writes. Her travels around South Africa as well as to India, Australia, and Saudi Arabia have fueled her passion for exploration.