These days, more and more students in the UK are taking a “gap year”between their graduation from school and their university studies. This means they can take a year off to do something else, before they start their studies.
For most students, spending time in foreign countries is the favorite activity --- and Australia is the favorite place to go.
Many parents, teachers and business people agree that travelling can teach important values.
“After a year of travelling, I felt I’d grown up. I had learnt the importance of relationships with people, on all kinds of levels.”
There are many companies around the world that welcome these students on their projects---helping people in poorer countries, or even in your home country. Although you don’t get paid for your work, this kind of work can teach important skills---decision making and finding answers to problems, for example---that will help many students in a job one day.
Finally, getting some knowledge and experie
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