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Our Team: Carl Palmer

Former boarder, gappie, travelling teacher and now mentor to thousands of Gap Year assistants internationally.

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PARTICIPANT REFLECTION: Harry Scott

Prior to my Gap Year I was unsure of what I was going to do once I finished school. I had no real idea as to what it was I wanted to  study at university

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Destination in Focus: New Zealand

Get more out of your gap year with a trip to a country that has it all, New Zealand. Never more than a couple of hours away from golden beaches, rolling green farmland and spectacular snow-covered mountains, it’s no surprise New Zealand is a popular destination for gap years and working holidays. 

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Participant Reflection: Tess Johnston

How taking a gap year made me do the growing up I never knew I needed. When you finish your final year of high school, you know absolutely everything. You’ve stayed up memorising chemical formulas until the sun peeks out and the birds outside tell you to get the heck to sleep.

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Participant Reflection: Ambar Van der Wath

“Just do it!" – as Nike would say. For years I had many a conversation with different kinds of people about taking a gap year. By the end, the decision was easy – I had met no one who had regretted taking a gap year.

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CLARE MADE IT TO NEW ZEALAND

 made it – about 30 hours of travelling later. My flights were pretty pleasant, as far as long haul flights go. I was sat next to the toilet for the first flight which led to some interesting niffs, however I didn’t have anyone annoying sat behind me kicking my chair (woop woop!).

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Corner Tree Cafe, Manila

 Remember back in the day when vegetarians would have to pack a few cans of emergency lentils when travelling and vegans just couldn’t travel at all? Well, thankfully those days...

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Travel Writer Liz Zuliani Checks Out Our Volunteer Program

Last week, writer and jewellery maker, Elizabeth Zuliani, took a day trip to our Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Bali to see what all the fuss is about.

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Lessons From My 19 Year-old Self

As my gap year is slowly drawing to a close, I’ve started to really reflect on experiences and how they’ve shaped who I am right now.

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New York Park Pleasure

Coming from the Gold Coast, I’ve never really thought much of parks. They’re great places for a quick game of touch, but sitting on the grass too long made my...

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