Gap Year Ideas by Leave UR Mark
Traditional Gap Years have been taken by European high school students who take a year off before they begin university.
During this gap between education, the students travel the world, volunteer, work, and discover more about themselves. Many countries have a rite of passage after high school in which young people spend some meaningful time exploring the world around them before settling into university. Read on for some gap year ideas.
India is home to the largest street children population in the world, estimated to be around 18 million. They are deprived of family care, protection, education, and basic needs.
Volunteers will work in the non-profit art community by helping to empower rural artisans by providing support and creating awareness about art throughout urban populations.
Spend your gap year working on Environmental issues in India gives your experience with conservation, protection, education, and farming.
Leave UR Mark loves the idea of gap years because it is a great way for students to explore their career options and their own skills before they choose a major or direction.
Often times, students who go straight from high school to university may end up choosing career paths that they are not passionate about. Doing some work abroad can be a great way for people to experiment with careers, give back to the world, become more confident travelers and make connections worldwide. Check out our empowering gap year ideas below.
Women oriented projects in India are a great way for gap year volunteers to understand the issues that affect some of the most underprivileged and urban communities.
India has had a history of being tolerant to animals due to many of the non-violent and vegetarian cultural traditions instilled by some of its greatest leaders.
This is a great opportunity for international interns to learn in their gap year about the way that India deals with autism, cerebral palsy, and various neuromuscular disorders.
Gap Years are no longer just for high school students who need to take a year off before university.
Gap Years can also be taken by taking 6 months off from university and deferring your graduation. They are great for recent graduates who have just finished university and need
to work and travel before settling into a particular city or location. Gap Years are also being taken by those that are totally burned out from corporate jobs, recently laid off, or
looking into graduate school and needing some time off in between. We have provided on this page some of our favorite gap year ideas and experiences.
Gaining international business experience in India allows gap year interns to understand the Asian marketplace better and understand where their own passions and skill sets lie.
Yogis are invited to volunteer with women and children and help us create a regular yoga practice in underserved communities in India.
We are constantly inspired by our volunteers. They build up savings, forgo opportunities in their own cities, and trust total strangers in order to travel. Watch their stories.