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Taking a Gap Year Abroad in Asia

Nov 13, 2007
Are you dreaming of a Gap Year Abroad ? Well you are not alone ! Many people spend a lot of time thinking about doing a Gap Year Abroad. It is a wonderful thing really to spend some time travelling or volunteering or doing some conservation work. For many it is a life changing experience.

Taking a Gap Year is done by people from all walks of life : rich or poor, young or old, top executives or factory workers. The great thing about taking a Gap Year Program Abroad is that when people come together abroad be it for volunteering, backpacking or conservation work; they become part of one big group where it does not matter where you are from, how old you are, how much money you have or what kind of job you have.

Taking a Gap Year Abroad a learning experience where you learn about a new culture, a new language, a new skill or more about yourself !

Gap years are a great way for you to become more confident and independent. It could be the first time that you live away from home and you will have to look after yourself. This is a great opportunity to become more independent and a more mature person. You will be able to meet lots of new people from different backgrounds and learn new skills. The skills you learn will be very useful at university, at work, and with your family and friends.

A properly planned gap year abroad can be one of the most rewarding, challenging and exciting periods of your life. It is important is that you have prepare your trip properly. The most important decision is where to go. Do not just make this decision lightly, make sure that you decide on a destination that you really are interested in, and not just because a friend wants to go there. Make sure that you have passion for this destination. If you do then success is almost guaranteed as whatever challenge you will face will be a challenge to overcome instead of an excuse.

Now where can you do a Gap Year ? Well pretty much anywhere in the world! One of the most popular destinations is Asia. Asia is a fascinating continent full of colour, culture and religion. No wonder that so many gap year travellers end up in Asia. Asia has great airline connections and cheap flights so it is easy to get to. Popular destinations in Asia for people on a gap year or career break are Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China to name just a few. These days the connections between most countries in Asia is very easy and cheap so it is very easy to combine your gapyear program in more than one country.

In Asia there are so many gap year opportunities. Popular choices are conservation work with nature or animals, volunteering at orphanages, volunteer teaching or backpacking. The great thing is that Asia is a very cheap destination so you will get a lot for your money.

If you decide to go to Asia on your gap year then you will not regret it and Asia is a place that will be with you long after you have left. Success!
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