Gap year travel advice

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Everyone in our team has taken at least one gap year in their time. So not only do we seriously know what we’re talking about, but we may have a few tips you just wouldn’t know unless you’d been there...

Your world’s calling!

We offer hundreds of travel ideas the world over – from adventures, conservation & volunteering gap years and career breaks, to name just a few.

Gap travel for you

Every year, Real Gap Experience sends thousands of people on unforgettable trips. If you’re thinking about gap year travel, check out our advice pages and do give us a call if you want to talk anything over.

Our gap year travel experts are just a phone call away or if you'd rather talk face to face then you’re always more than welcome to visit us at our office!

What's your travel style

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No matter what you’re up for doing in your gap year, we have literally hundreds of gap year travel ideas to choose from.

Getting the most from your trip

Getting the most from your gap year

As a leading, global gap year company, we’re often asked for travel abroad advice and how to make the most out of your time, and we're happy to give it!

Fundraising & Budgeting

Travel Australia with Real Gap

Sorting out the trip budget, and fundraising, is one of the main things our customers ask us about.

Working abroad

Work abroad Real Gap

Getting work experience abroad during a gap year has never been so important and with Real Gap Experience, it's never been so easy either!

Students & graduates

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Want to make the most of your long summer holiday? Perhaps you've finished university and are thinking about taking a student gap year?


School leavers

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If you’re taking a gap year after leaving school, Real Gap Experience has advice for school leavers that will give you the Real deal – whether you’re going to uni or not.  

Safety Course

Safety Training Course

You’ll have the time of your life whilst away and we want to ensure that you have the skills and the know-how to do so safely.

Planning your trip

Planning a gap year

Our Real Gap Experience advisors have all travelled extensively on their own gap years and are eager to help you plan your trip of a lifetime!

Responsible Travel

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As one of the world’s leading gap year companies, we believe it’s important to do everything we can to be as responsible as possible.


Volunteer abroad

One of the most popular activities during a gap year and here you can read our guide to picking the perfect project for you.

Career breaks

If you’re interested in taking a career break or sabbatical we can advise you on what considerations you should make and how to prepare for your trip.


Parent gap travel advice with Real Gap

At Real Gap Experience we understand that parents have concerns about their child taking a gap year - some of us are parents ourselves. Let us put your mind at ease....


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