28 Jun

A Year with no Gaps

This week, we welcomed Beth from Project Trust to talk about gap year opportunities for school leavers aged 17-19. Project Trust is an educational charity placing volunteers in a variety of global locations on long-term projects (8 or 12 months overseas). Volunteers can opt to work on projects including teaching, youth work and social care and outdoor education. Currently operating in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, placements give volunteers the experience to become part of a community and have a tangible impact on the young people they work with. The programme also gives volunteers the chance to gain a Diploma in International Volunteering; a qualification recognised by UCAS. The opportunity to develop new skills, improve language fluency and see the world before embarking on higher education or the world of work is certainly something to consider!