Participant Reflection: Amy Cloete
This month we catch up with Amy from South Africa, who has just completed her year-long gap placement in New Zealand.
Q. Amy, tell us about your gap year. Have you surprised yourself in anyway?
- Do your research before going places so you know there’s something to do once you arrive. Don’t over plan though. Spontaneity is a key part of a gap year!
- Put as much money as you can towards travel rather than materialistic goods.
- Be super vigilant and aware of tourist scams when travelling, they’re much more common than you think.
Q. Amy, we’ve covered the travel side, tell us how to make a great addition to your host placement.