Gap Years Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a wonderful way to spice up a CV, make yourself more employable and learn a foreign language by living in the country of your chosen subject tongue! Some of the more popular places to study abroad in a different university or college include Spain, France, Germany, Japan and China. Further, you don’t have to go learning a language to study abroad, there are opportunities in all areas of academia covered by Gapify’s provider companies below.

The duration of studying a course abroad can vary from a fortnight to a full academic year. By treating the location placement you choose as your base, it can be used to explore further afield, so you’re essentially combining a travel only gap year with a study abroad programme. For example, by choosing to study abroad in Valencia, Spain, you could easily visit Portugal, the Balearic Islands, France and Italy for a short break.

The other great facet of studying overseas is that you’ll have classmates, which will offset that feeling of ‘I’m a lonely solo-traveller’ if that’s something that makes you feel a little uneasy. You can not only study together but socialise, party and explore the surrounding areas too. There’s a good chance you’ll be living in close quarters to your classmates, in university halls and residences or a flat-share arrangement. This depends on the course of your choosing.

For those still in tertiary education in the UK, it’s more than accepted nowadays to take a sandwich year overseas, and not just for students of language courses either. If you’re studying for a BA in a Business or Journalism field there are lots of study abroad providers who can facilitate this for you. It’s going to propel your learning, give you a wider perspective and give a pretty good case study to write up when you get home.

By delving into a study period abroad you’ll be giving yourself a head start in the competitive job market, if everyone on a 50 student course comes out with the same grades, you have to be asking yourself ‘what do I have over these other job applicants?’ and a solid answer that employers could use as a differentiating factor is the experience of living and studying overseas - it shows independence, focus, drive, maturity, respect and tolerance of other cultures and perhaps a better grasp of a foreign language. What are you waiting for? Have a search via our filters below, to find the perfect study abroad programme for your needs…

Study Abroad Gap Year Companies

We found 5 companies in our database that provide gap years studying abroad. Choose one below to learn more.

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Outreach Internationalbrand-logoWe make volunteering abroad possible for gap year students, career break volunteers (those with specialist skills or just wanting a change), and increasingly retired persons who have a life-time of experience and skills to share with a community.Visit Site »
What They Offer: We make volunteering abroad possible for gap year students, career break volunteers (those with specialist skills or just wanting a change), and increasingly retired persons who have a life-time of experience and skills to share with a community.
Travellers Worldwidebrand-logoEnrich your life and change you and the lives of others with a volunteering holiday as a vacation, on a gap year or career break, or by gaining valuable work experience to boost your CV/ResumeVisit Site »
What They Offer: Enrich your life and change you and the lives of others with a volunteering holiday as a vacation, on a gap year or career break, or by gaining valuable work experience to boost your CV/Resume
Global Vision Internationalbrand-logoWe're a family-run organisation with an amazing culture and an awesome team of people across the world who are passionate experts in their chosen field and will make your experience a truly unforgettable one (in a good way).Visit Site »
What They Offer: We're a family-run organisation with an amazing culture and an awesome team of people across the world who are passionate experts in their chosen field and will make your experience a truly unforgettable one (in a good way).
Projects Abroadbrand-logoFor over 20 years Projects Abroad have been experts in volunteering abroad, work experience and gap year placements. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad has now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers from all walks of life to volunteer projects in the developing world.Visit Site »
What They Offer: For over 20 years Projects Abroad have been experts in volunteering abroad, work experience and gap year placements. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad has now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers from all walks of life to volunteer projects in the developing world.
POD Volunteeringbrand-logoPod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projectsVisit Site »
What They Offer: Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects