More and more students are tempted to take a gap-year after high school but don't know what to do, if it is your case you are at the right place.

Why would you do a gap-year?

At 18 years old, it is hard to know what you want to do in your life and what do you want to study, therefore a gap-year can permit you to discover new things, open your mind, become more mature and know yourself more.

So here are a few activities you can do...

Carry out a project

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If you are working on something, or if you have a project that is important to you, you can give your gap-year to this project. It can be the creation of a business, a charity or anything.


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You can find a job near your home to put money aside for later and to have a professional experience. But you can also work for six months and then travel with that money the last six months. That is all about you!

Work abroad

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If you have the means to go abroad, just go! If you are just 18, it can be a little scary but if you feel like you really want to do it don't hesitate. As well as you will make money, you will have the chance to discover a new culture and (maybe) learn a new language.


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With a friend or alone, traveling is one of the best way to resource and discover yourself. It will give you a new vision of the world and maybe make you discover a new passion... Who knows...

Learn a language in the country

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The other alternative is to go abroad to learn a new language, make new friends all over the world, to immerse yourself into the country's culture. There are a lot of organizations that offer it as Education First but it is a little bit expensive.

Humanitarian Trip

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If you want to be totally disconnected from your daily life and help people in need that is what you need. It can be a way to discover the world and yourself at the same time without all the influences we have around us everyday to focus on something important: help others.

I hope that this article helped you even a little!
That is my first article and I'm not a native english speaker so...

๐ŸŒŸ Remember that no matter what your choice is it will help you grow, there is no wrong answer!