Gap Year is an expression that refers to taking time out from university, further education or work. It is a time when young adults enhance their studies and career development by stepping out to discover more about themselves and the world. Many students take a Gap Year between graduating high school and starting university; some take this break before starting full- time work. Gap Years can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to venture off on your own, build your independence, learn new skills, and challenge yourself before buckling down to further education or work. A Gap Year often includes time spent volunteering, travelling, working and/or exploring new countries. Rustic Pathways offers three types of programs for Gap Year students aged 18 to 23.
Affordable Volunteer Placements
Month-long guided experiences
Three-month journeys of discovery