Once in a lifetime

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Looking for adventure and the opportunity to travel and immerse yourself in other cultures? Have you chosen a university course or a career, but you need some time to think about your future?

Perhaps you are craving independence, but you would still like to have the security of being part of a bigger peer group that works and travels together?

Whatever your reason for deciding to take a gap year, previous ‘gappies’ agree that it is a once in a lifetime experience that they will never forget.


So much to do… so much to see… so much to love…

gap-year-programs-14.jpegScenery. History. Sport. Nightlife. Royalty. Theatre. There are so many reasons why the UK is one of the world’s top tourist destinations and the most well known gap year destination.

Take a tour of London on a red double decker bus. Watch a Premier League soccer game. See the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Visit the properties on the Monopoly board. Eat strawberries at Wimbledon or barrack for the Aussies (if you dare) at Lords.

Your Gap Network boarding school placement will sometimes include school trips within the UK. It’s also an ideal and affordable base from which you can explore Europe on your weekends and holidays.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the bustling sights of London or escape to the spectacular countryside, spending your gap year in a UK boarding school will provide you with the location, time and opportunity to experience British and European cultures.

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An Experience as Unique as You

Your gap year will be what you make it. The more you put into the experience, the more you’ll get out of it. It’s all up to you.

Our experience has taught us that the best gap years happen when students are matched with a school that best suits their interests, personality and strengths. This is why we will put so much time and effort into finding the school that is right for you.

Past ‘gappies’ have told us of that the overseas support network really maximises your opportunity for travel and lifelong friendship.

The Gap Network helps build your contacts with other ‘gappies’ through our information and training sessions, so you already have a network of friends to talk to and travel with before you even arrive in the UK.

Find out more about the gap year process and how we match you to the right school.

Over the year I gained a lot of confidence being forced to negotiate my way through non-English speaking countries, professional relationships and even just day to day tasks living in a new country.

My year away made me very excited for returning to Australia and starting University. Having some time to think about my studies allowed me to not only confirm that that was the next step I wanted to take, but also let me choose a degree which I have instantly enjoyed since starting.
Phoebe, 21 University of Melbourne, Arts
The decision to take a gap year was the single best decision I've made. Looking back on it now, the stories and memories from my year abroad are something I'll hold onto for the rest of my life. Having had no clue what I wanted to do post school, a year in the UK was perfect for me and allowed me to take a step back and legitimately explore my options as opposed to jumping into a degree that I didn't want to do, and I made a few hundred new friends in doing so.

Alex, 20 Australian National University, Arts
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