Gap Year in Sydney
Sydney is one of the most iconic cities in the world. If you’ve never been there, then you have to put it on your bucket list! It’s packed full of amazing activities to pass the time, and the atmosphere in the city centre is just fantastic. The locals welcome you as one of their own, and they’re always keen to lend a helping hand.
The thing about Sydney is that there’s almost too much to take in. But, with universities encouraging gap years more and more, this could be the perfect place to spend 6-12 months before proceeding with your education. Living in Sydney is a wonderful experience, and it gives you more than enough time to take everything in!
So, if you’re weighing up your post-school options and are considering a gap year, then here’s why Sydney could be the perfect place for you:
See Iconic Sights
The city is home to some of the most legendary sights you can think of. There’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach - and much more! You can spend lots of your time doing all the classic touristy things like checking all these sights out, spending time on the many beaches, exploring the many museums and galleries that give you a taste of traditional Sydney culture.
You really get the chance to let loose and relax when you’re in Sydney - it’s part of the lifestyle here! Even the locals will head to Bondi beach on the sunny weekends, or take a dip in Port Jackson; there’s absolutely no shortage of things to do when you have some free time.
Embrace The Sydney Culture
Sydney is known as a world city because the population is so diverse. People from all over the world are welcome, and you get to see loads of different people, all with various experiences. Of course, it’s an English speaking city - so it’s easy for you to get around, order food, and settle into your new life.
The busy inner city area is full of quaint independent cafes that serve up world-famous coffee. Aussies take their coffee very seriously, so expect to spend most of your days tasting some handcrafted flat whites and chatting to the friendly owners. When you’re in such a multicultural place, you benefit from loads of amazing restaurants and eateries as well. Sample some delights from cuisines all over the world, then enjoy a sunset walk along the gorgeous Darling Harbour waterfront.
Witness The Wonderful Wildlife
Australia is a country that’s full of beautiful creatures. Sydney has an abundance of natural wildlife that you can see around some of the greener suburbs. It’s not unheard of to spot a kangaroo or two, along with wallabies, wombats, and plenty of cute little birds too.
It may seem like your typical busy city, but there’s more than meets the eye with Sydney. The areas outside of the main city area are full of lovely walking paths where you can really immerse yourself in nature. You also have three national parks nearby as well, which are all well worth checking out.
Enjoy Complementary Accommodation
A big part of planning your gap year to Sydney revolves around working out what you’ll do and where you’ll stay. You can’t just spend all your time lazing around - it sounds fun at first, but it’s impossible to sustain this lifestyle for more than a month at least! Thankfully, we offer a gap year program where you can work in a boarding school and get free food & accommodation during your stay. Because of the way terms work, schools want you there for as long as possible - it’s the perfect way to spend your gap year!
Think about it; you get the benefit of free accommodation, so that cuts out a huge cost. You spend your weekdays working in a school and teaching kids some of your knowledge - which ensures you don’t forget everything you learned in school! It keeps you busy, and you have time after school to explore Sydney, not to mention all the weekends and school holidays that you get as well.
If you’re looking for a gap year experience that combines working hard with playing hard, then Sydney might just be the best place for you. Live in one of the best cities on earth, explore all that it has to offer, and benefit from free accommodation and a rewarding job. With our gap year programs, we give you all the tools you need to make the most out of your gap year. If you’re interested, check out our site and complete an application!