Top 10 Gap Year Destinations

Posted: Updated:

Gap year travellers are looking beyond backpacking to boost their CVs, and opting for work experience placements overseas - with Thailand being the number one destination.

The number of students teaching English as a foreign language, through courses such as TEFL, has almost doubled in the past 12 months, according to one travel organisation.

Top Gap Year Destinations
Share this
Current Slide

As well as teaching English, students are opting for bar work and internships, a survey by travel company Abta found.

Some are doing voluntary work, including working with local communities and participating in wildlife conservation projects.

Adventure gap years are also proving popular, with tour operators offering all kinds of activities from martial arts boot camps to surf schools and ranching lessons. The more traditional round-the-world backpacking gap year has dropped behind these options, although it still remains popular.

Suggested For You

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Top 10 gap year destinations - Telegraph

Top 10 Gap Year Destinations | Gap Year

Features: Top ten gap year destinations |

A-Level Results Gap Year: Thailand and Australia Top Destinations

Thailand named as the gap year hotspot as A-level students plan their years ...