Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Best places to travel to on a gap-year?

Announcements Posted on
Will you get the grades you need for uni? Get prepared today and de-stress, sign up to email alerts for course places! 02-06-2015
Waiting on IB results? Our IB results hub explains everything you need to know 01-06-2015
  1. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    OK, so I am considering going on a gap year in some time in the future. I want to basically go crazy!

    What countries are best to go to? I would like to get some past experiences.
  2. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Harry1)
    OK, so I am considering going on a gap year in some time in the future. I want to basically go crazy!

    What countries are best to go to? I would like to get some past experiences.
    I did China and Mongolia this past summer, absolutely amazing. Horse trekking, Mongolian sports festival (Naadam) and a voluntary project, then visiting the sights in China (Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and all the places in Beijing.

    I also visited Panama (central america) when I was younger, which was mint, but quite a while back now. It really depends what type of travelling you want to do. Hot, cold, trekking, sight-seeing, etc.
  3. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Well I would like it predominantly hot, and I want to just chill on a beach somewhere while all my friends are stuck in Cold England. However, I do want to see some great sights as well, hence why i'm a bit stuck lol.
  4. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Backpack Europe and visit the Mediterranean (Spain,Italy, Greece & Greek Islands )
  5. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    New Zealand is a good all round destination for people on gap years, especially if you're a first time traveller. Lots to see (fjords, amazing beaches, dolphins & whales, mountains, rainforest, volcanoes, penguins, Maori culture, kiwis...etc) and do (bungy jumping, kayaking, glacier walking, skydiving, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, white water rafting, general chilling out on amazing beaches). Plus the transportation options are fantastic - you can rent cars and campervans at 18, there is hop on hop off party buses that take you to the 'main' places, cheap public bus services, trains, hitch-hiking is accepted....Great party destinations if thats what you're afteer (Queenstown!) Did I mention the amazing beaches?

    And if you want to make your friends jealous, you can be hanging out on the aforementioned amazing beaches in NZ's summer, which is Dec-Feb....during the UK's winter! Bonus.

    You could also get a working holiday visa and prolong your stay with some casual work.
  6. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Harry1)
    OK, so I am considering going on a gap year in some time in the future. I want to basically go crazy!

    What countries are best to go to? I would like to get some past experiences.
    thailand

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: March 14, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

New on TSR

Improving your uni offer

Why now is the time to think about Adjustment

x

Think you'll be in clearing or adjustment?

Hear direct from unis that want to talk to you

Get email alerts for university course places that match your subjects and grades. Just let us know what you're studying.

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.