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Gap year/Career break

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Has anyone done or thought about doing of one of these?Like going to South America, Africa etc for a cutla months and volunteering? Helping children n sh*t.halla back

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Nah, but I'm looking on doing something similar next Summer. Although mine would only be for 4-6months I thinkhttp://www.roundtheworldexperts.co.uk/promotions/short-Gaps-The-New-Gap-Year

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if i were you i would take a sabbatical in your mid 30s-40s when you cant be swiftly replaced by a temp with big teets

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I have thought about it but never done ithttp://www.raleighinternational.org/our-expeditionshttp://www.i-to-i.com/http://www.bunac.org/ - this place helps u get visas an stuff as well as work etctheres one next scheme i cant remember the name of where if you are a graduate u can go to a province in China, teach English and learn Shaolin Kung fu cant remember what its calledbut theres thishttp://www.chinaprogram.org/index.php

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nb the word year in the title threw me off, couple months prob aint that bad

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this is something i too have been thinking of doingthanks for the links Smaddy

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Safe Smaddy./Saw this yesterday. Sounds sick.Venezuela Team Leapfrom £1890Your first 4 weeks will be spent on the caribbean coast: renovating a school only accesible by boat and helping to run an after school kids sport and play club.+ 3 weeks in the jungle + coffee growing region: helping to restore the National Park and working on reforestation projects.+ 1 week back at the coast for marine conservation: kayaking out to the islands, cleaning beaches and protecting coral reef.+ 2 weeks on expedition to La Gran Sabana: trek accross rolling Savannah, encounter indigenous Pemon Indians and scale Rorima, the world famous Mountain.Includes: Daily Spanish lessons.Time Out Surf, scuba dive, snorkel with dolphins, climb, trek to the Angel Falls and visit National Parks.http://www.theleap.co.uk/

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that sounds f*ck*ng sickwould love to do something like that but now isn't the right time for me

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ahh u lot got me gassed on this now*writes in notepad*

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You lot are so f*ck*ng gassed. About career break in mid 20s. Fack orrrff.How about you put some money in your pension schemes, save up more disposable income, work harder throughout from year end to year end and use up holidays at once instead of 2 weeks here and there. Amount of people who have no idea about work ethic is jarring. That's why you get gassed up people retiring with 20k in the kitty.

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dont know about career breaks for a year but these schemes look interesting

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Best to do it before you start your career imo, which is why I'm taking a few months to a year out now

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a friend of mine took a gap year after uniwent to costa rica helped build an orphanage and shitgood life experience if you can afford to take the time out

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Things like Tefl (teaching english as a foreign language) are really good, know a lot of people that have done that. I want to do one in Japan. But as I will now be taking my second gap year (even if I am getting some amazing work experience), not sure I will get to something like this now.

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My friends currently over Japan right now teaching English, guy is loving it, free accommodation, picking up a nice wage experiencing a totally new style to life.He ain't coming back

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The way I would love to do this... but can I afford it lol

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I have thought about it but never done ithttp://www.raleighinternational.org/our-expeditionshttp://www.i-to-i.com/http://www.bunac.org/ - this place helps u get visas an stuff as well as work etctheres one next scheme i cant remember the name of where if you are a graduate u can go to a province in China, teach English and learn Shaolin Kung fu cant remember what its calledbut theres thishttp://www.chinaprogram.org/index.php
Hey would definitely recommend i-to-i, they have loads of volunteering projects and they work with local projects so you know you actually are helping. There's loads of choice like working with kids and building in South America (http://www.i-to-i.com/south-america/). Also not too sure about the teaching English part but there's a company called Real Gap where you can go to China and learn Shaolin Kung Fu, you can see it here http://www.realgap.co.uk/china-martial-arts-academy. Hope that helps!
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