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Once a ruler of half of the world, and steeped in history and culture, the United Kingdom is a must-see for any keen traveller. But why just see it? Why not live it? With our UK gap year program, you have the chance to experience the real Britain.

This diverse country has it all. Witness the ridiculous opulence of Buckingham palace, home to the royal family. Enjoy the salt-of-the-earth banter that comes with sharing a warm pint of ale with a West country farmer (home to the famous ‘pirate’ accent!). Whether your idea of history is the antiquity of Stonehenge or the favourite haunts of The Beatles; whether you’d rather the white cliffs of Dover, or the charm of the lake district; there’s something for everyone in old Britannia. What’s more, the rest of Europe is just a hop, step and a jump away!

As a gap assistant, you’ve got the opportunity to work alongside staff at local schools in England, Scotland and Wales, experiencing life in the British Isles first-hand. And when school’s out, you’re free to roam not just the country, but the entire continent – all of Europe’s major attractions are right there on your doorstep, after all! If you show enough initiative and enthusiasm, you may even get the chance to experience the UK and Europe’s charms as an assistant on a school camp!

Our UK gap year program will include meals, accommodation, a weekly allowance, visa assistance, a comprehensive in-country orientation and ongoing support from our committed team. If you find yourself in London, you can even pop into our offices to say hi!



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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our UK gap year program is available as a 12-month commitment, commencing in the first week of January and concluding a week or so before Christmas in December.
 
At this point there are no shorter-term placement options available.

Participants can expect to receive around £100.00 per week as an allowance during the school term, as well as the free food and accommodation that is included. For those who demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm, there may also be opportunities to travel on school camps and day trips. These additional trips usually come at little or no expense to the gap assistant, and may even include continental Europe!

Information regarding the application closing dates for UK gap year programs beginning in January 2018 can be found below. In order to be fair to all applicants, application closing dates must be strictly enforced, so the earlier you apply, the better! However, if you wish to register after the application closing dates, contact us via email (as last minute placements may have come up!).
 
Australian residents: April 7, 2017
New Zealand residents: March 24, 2017
Canadian residents: April 7, 2017
South African residents: February 3, 2017
The rest of the world: April 7, 2017
 
It should be noted that applications will only be accepted via the online application form.

All of our gap year programmes are subject to an application fee (non-refundable) and programme fee (only charged once an applicant is successfully placed).

Application Fees
(payable via credit card only)
Australia / New Zealand: $125.00
Europe / United Kingdom: £50.00
South Africa: R 700.00
North America + Other: $125.00
Programme Fees:
Australia / New Zealand: $2450.00
Europe / United Kingdom: £1250.00
South Africa: R 15,500.00
North America + Other: $2450.00

The UK gap year program fee includes:
 
– Your placement as an assistant at a leading UK school
– Accommodation and food during your placement (during school terms)
– Pre-departure Orientation programme (details to come)
– A UK SIM card
– A UK Lonely Planet guide
– Access to discounted travel insurance policies (a mandatory requirement for all programs), and group flight itineraries
– Access to a variety of discounted tours throughout Europe
– Two free international money transfers

Applicants for our UK gap year program must:
 
– Be aged between 17 and 25 at the time of your arrival into the UK
– Be an Australian, British, Canadian, European, New Zealand, or South African passport holder OR have grandparents who were born in the UK
– Have no pre-existing medical conditions
– Have no criminal record (evidence will be required)
– Have completed secondary schooling prior to arrival into the UK

All outbound travel arrangements (airfares, comprehensive travel insurance, etc.) are an additional cost to the application and program fees of our gap year programs. For those travelling from Australia and New Zealand, outbound travel arrangements are coordinated by US and are a mandatory requirement for this program.
 
While it is the responsibility of the participants from other countries to arrange their own travel to the UK, We are always on hand to offer assistance and recommendations to coincide with the in-country orientation and placement arrival transfers.

For Australian and New Zealand participants who are looking for assistance with their UK visa application, we recommend the services of Restless World (www.restlessworld.com.au). Please visit their website for further information relating to visas. For South African residents, we recommend the services of the Overseas Visitors Club (www.ovc.co.za).

To apply for this program, you’ll first be required to complete our online application form. As you work your way through the form, be sure to be as detailed and thorough as possible – the more we know about you, the better we can help! 
 
So, you’ve completed the form. Well done! But what’s next?
 
Once we receive the form, we’ll contact your three nominated referees and ask them to complete a confidential online evaluation form regarding your suitability for the UK gap year program. Once we’ve heard back from all of your referees, we’ll send you an email to arrange a time and date for your face-to-face interview.
 
Following your face-to-face interview, we hope to be in a position to discuss your application with the ideal school for you in the UK!

Would you like more information regarding Letz Live’s UK gap year program? Click below to download the info pack.


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