Throwback Thursday: Nathan Whitmore

Q. Where and when did you spend your gap year overseas?

My gap year was during the year of 2015 in the United Kingdom up in North Yorkshire at a school called Queen Ethelburga’s College.

Q. What is your fondest memory of your time overseas?

The fondest memory I have was being given the opportunity to travel to Morocco with work to help a disadvantaged school in the middle of the desert in Quarzazate.

Q. Where are you now / what are you doing?

I now travel Australia working as a Bushing Walking guide for Trek Tours Australia. I work in remote areas such as the remote Tassie wilderness, remote Kimberly, remote Kakadu, and out of Alice Springs.

Q. How did a gap year (positively or negatively) assist you when you returned home and in later life?

My gap year made me become a very independent person. It gave me the confidence, and skills both personally and professionally, to give anything and everything a go. If it weren’t for my gap year I literally wouldn’t be in the job I am in today.

Q. What advice would you give to those considering a gap year?

Don’t let an opportunity pass you by. You may never get it again and you never now where that opportunity could lead you.

Q. Would you do it again?

If I had my time again, yes, without a doubt!

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