We understand that as parents you may have questions about a gap year and what support Letz Live provides each participant. If the information you seek is not covered below or in our FAQ page, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Top reasons for your child to take a Gap Year
Gain insight into a preferred field of study
It can be hard to ask a young person to commit to one field of university study or career without having experienced much of the world. A gap year may give them the clarity and experience they need to make such a pivotal decision. Many universities have reported that gap year students achieve better results and are more committed after experiencing the world! Allow your child to take a break, have some fun, collect stories and make memories. Experience suggests that they will be more than ready to settle in to study on their return home.
Create confidence and establish independence
A Gap Year is your child’s time to flourish, explore, experience and immerse in a new culture. By living in another country, your child is taking charge and becoming independent. While we’ll be on hand to offer guidance, the thrill of blazing their trail and making a life abroad is enormous and the personal growth that they’ll experience is immeasurable.
Structured and secure employment
Through the Letz Live gap year programmes your child will secure full-time paid work, as a boarding house participant at a leading school in either the UK, Thailand, Australia or New Zealand.
Since 2005, Letz Live’s UK, Australian and New Zealand programmes have provided unique training through either the Australian Boarding Schools Association or the UK Boarding Schools Association. As part of our 3-day orientation participants are provided with comprehensive knowledge of boarding school life, ensuring they are well prepared for core responsibilities and duties. Each participant will complete the Duty of Care certificate course covering multiple units including Child Protection, Security and Supervision, Handling Modern Technologies, Pastoral Care and Work Health and Safety Procedures. This certificate will be a welcome addition to their resume for future employment.
How Letz Live supports your child during their gap year
Letz Live has built a reputation on providing support for gap participants and families alike, before and during their gap year experience. Our team is a mix of young staff and experienced directors who all have a hands-on approach with each programme. We are on a first-name basis with all participants, making a connection over emails and phone calls.
Each year Letz Live creates a unique Gap group page on Facebook for participants only, to network and support one another. School staff are very supportive and welcome gap participants into their boarding houses. At any time if your child does need support their placement school staff are experienced in recognising and supporting homesickness and any other issues that may arise.
Each participant is aligned with a country manager. From the initial interview, application process and travel planning, your child will have the same country manager. During their year abroad the country manager will travel abroad for a school visit to ensure the placement is running smoothly.
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Ali C, Parent 2020 Gap Participant
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