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How to find Careers information: Taking a Gap Year
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Taking a gap year can provide you with excellent opportunities to increase your self confidence, maturity and independence. This can be done through travel, voluntary activities, work experience and developing new skills. You’ll have a chance to earn some money and learn some money management, strengthen your CV and take a break from academic study.
However, if your gap year is poorly planned, it could affect your university application, it could also prove expensive and you may be side-tracked away from your original plans.
Students applying to Australian Universities will have six months from the end of their A levels to organise “mini” gap year experiences.
Explore this page to find more information on taking a Gap Year.
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Books in the Careers Library
World volunteers / the world guide to humanitarian and development volunteering by [edited by] Fabio Ausenda, Erin McCloskey