Finding your passions on your Gap Year

Career Advisors

Taking a Gap Year with Letz Live can help you figure out your passions which can lead to career choices. 

Throughout school you listen to teachers, your parents and your friends on what subjects you should choose and a lot of the time even social choices. Taking a Gap Year allows you to gain independence; giving you the chance to make your own choices on what you want to do with your time off from work and how you spend your money. 

A Gap Year can give you clarity

A large number of our past participants have told us that their Gap Year gave them clarity about what they wanted to study at university, either changing degrees or cementing their original choices. Maybe you have thought about a teaching career? Working and living in a boarding school is a great chance to solidify your choice and pursue your passion for working with children. 

What Career Path you Would Like to Take:

Having a year away from school can allow you to look at what you are interested in and to learn some great skills that you can take into the workforce or you may even want to start your own business. 

Perhaps after a year working you will decide to jump straight into full time work or an apprenticeship and skip university all together. 

Sporting Passions:

If playing or coaching sport is an important part of your life, taking a Gap Year can help you pursue this passion. Many of our Gap Year placements encourage you to coach your favourite sport while some host schools may also encourage you to join the local sporting club where you will be able to continue playing the sport you love. On your time off why not go and watch a professional sporting event in your host country to get inspired. 

Photography, Music and the Arts:

Travelling abroad is a fantastic opportunity to perfect your photography skills, snapping all of the famous landmarks and bucket list spots throughout your host country and its neighbours. 

If you are interested in the Arts or music your host school can get you involved in the school’s theatre productions, musicals and bands. Travelling will also give you a chance to check out some great live theatre performances, music festivals and to visit some of the best museums and art galleries in the world. 


Working and living abroad gives you plenty of opportunities to travel throughout your host country and its neighbours. Travel allows you to open your eyes to a number of different experiences, cultures and ways of life that you may not have known about before. This can help you work out what you are interested in and how you would like to live your life. Maybe you will discover a new found interest in history, anthropology, technology, communications, fashion, architecture, engineering and much much more. 

If you would like to take a year off to have fun and discover more about yourself a paid Gap Year with Letz Live is the perfect opportunity for you.

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