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    I am currently in my first year at University and I am starting to regret my decision of not taking a gap year, I'm studying law with the hope of becoming a solicitor and would rather get all my studies done at the same time, so taking a gap year now isn't really an option for me right now, but I want to do something abroad while I can before I commit myself to working for the rest of my life the problem is I have no idea where to start!

    I have looked into Camp America, but to be honest I don't have any skills that I would be able to teach activities in so thats a no straight away, however the USA seems like a great place to go! I will be looking at going from about mid June after my exams to anytime before I start back at uni so probably about 12 weeks maximum.

    I was also considering volunteering, maybe even teaching English in places like Thailand? Does anyone have any experiences they can share with me, or any advice? I am looking into this mainly for the fact for the skills and experiences I will gain, but which is likely to look best on my CV? My budget is also probably about £800/900.

    Thank you!
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    Hi Shannon,

    Summer Camp is an amazing opportunity for young people, we also offer a summer camp programme we know that camps are looking for those with experience working with children. However if you're keen to head out to the States we offer our programme called Work America which is exclusive to students! You can go and work an ordinary job in an extraordinary location for the summer!

    If you wanted to head out to volunteer in the USA at the Grand Canyon or lots of destinations around the world we also offer all of these products too!


    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask,


    I volunteered in Ghana last summer with an organisation called Original Volunteers and it was amazing, I would definitely recommend them! It was the cheapest one I found, but the flight is expensive and the travel vaccines!
    Any questions, just ask!

    Maybe try to find an EVS project? Most of the "European voluntary service" projects are completely funded by the EU. Obviously you would have to stay in Europe but if your budget is limited this might be a choice worth considering. The only problem is that most EVS projects last for 10-12 months, although there some shorter ones as well.

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