Higher education is a great way to further yourself before you set off on your chosen career path. Many people consider gap years between their college or university courses in order to gain valuable life experience before stepping out into reality and facing the world of work. Many choose to take on gap year expeditions which can involve travelling anywhere across the world, taking part in community conservation projects or simply taking part in a trekking expedition or an exploration of a region. It wholly depends upon your personal interests, whether it be experiencing a foreign country, climbing mountains and reaching summits or volunteering in a third world country – the opportunities of a gap year expedition are endless.
A vast number are keen to take on some volunteer work as part of their Gap Year expedition. The regions in which you can join and take part in projects are wide ranging and varied. From North and South America, Africa, Asia and even parts of Europe, the choice is completely yours and any trustworthy, reliable gap year expeditions company will endeavour to help you plan and devise an itinerary for your trip. You could find yourself helping to improve local facilities like building playgrounds and assisting in construction work or even simply helping local populaces with the building of houses and improving local amenities. Many find such expeditions very worthwhile given the life experience you will gain along with confidence and other attributes like leadership and social skills.
Others may be interested in the more physically enduring side of adventure expeditions like trekking and climbing. Some trekking companies offer trips to countries like Iceland for trekking expeditions which last around 4 days and take you across the famous Hot Springs found in the region. Other trips can involve treks through the Amazon Rainforest and other exotic locations. You can get involved as an individual but it’s definitely worth getting a group together if you are serious about taking on gap year expeditions. This ensures ultimate safety in numbers and also allows you to build strong relationships and work as a team to complete projects. Gap year expeditions really are a great experience for anybody considering a gap year who might want to utilise their time to further themselves and gain great memories in the process. Definitely seek an expedition company first off, who specialise in adventure expeditions as they will give you the best advice and will already have pre-planned expeditions which you may be able to get involved with.
World Challenge are a premier independent trekking company offering Gap Year Expedition