gap year

Many students who intended to start university in 2020 have deferred their place for a year. Here's what they're doing instead.
No one needed a white saviour, they just needed the resources to get on and do things for themselves
I feel tremendously conflicted about international volunteering. To go abroad and be of service in some of the world’s poorest
The amount of times I've heard people say to me; "do it why you're young", as if the only time that we should open ourselves up to new possibilities is when we're still young enough to enjoy them, before age, and responsibility bears down on us, and we can no longer afford to take a break from our lives.
This is probably one of the most important things I discovered about myself while travelling. I was never one to spend hundreds of pounds on clothes, but I'm definitely guilty of frittering money away on silly things...
I am glad that more attention is being drawn to Cambodia's past, through high profile international projects like First They Killed My Father, but after meeting Cambodian communities, who are working to overcome this tumultuous past, to reweave communities at a grassroots level, and to find their voices, I feel now is a prime opportunity to look towards the future.
Despite the blissful freedom from coursework and early starts, the ever-narrowing gap between exams and results day can be incredibly stressful. Students are preparing to move away from home, become entirely independent, and are waiting on the results to determine their future plans...
As we run up to A Level results day on August 17 many students will be looking at the option of deferring and/or taking a gap year. Here are some common questions and advice on how to make the most of this valuable time.