Mind the gap

GoLearnTo features in The Sun newspaper today with our range of exceptional courses that make perfect gap year trips – whatever your age.

A-Level results are due next week and whoops of pride or howls of despair will ring around the country.

Successful or not, many 18-year-olds will be itching to get away on a gap year.

So if you want to get as far as you can on a budget, do something worthy, learn some new skills or just have the time of your life, PETE BELL tells you how.

He also looks at volunteering and ideas for the older, 40-plus “grey gappers”.

Spanish & Volunteering

Learn a new skill…

BECOME A JACKAROO IN AUSTRALIA:
Learn how to be an Aussie cowboy on a real working farm. You will be taught how to ride a horse, muster cattle, shear sheep and much more in Bingara in New South Wales, Australia.

The 2 week holiday costs £1,000 and includes return transport from Sydney to Bingara, accommodation, meals, all tuition and activities. See golearnto.com.

You can even get a job as a cowboy after your course on a working farm – so saddle up and have the experience of a lifetime as a jackaroo or jillaroo in Australia!

Jackaroo

LEARN A LANGUAGE AND VOLUNTEER:
And for those who are more interested in giving something back to the community as well as achieving a CV boosting new language skill, check out GoLearnTo’s range of affordable and amazing Spanish language and volunteer programmes.

Why pay to volunteer? Start by learning the lingo before going onto volunteer with local children or in the community in exotic locations such as Argentina, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Guatemala, Ecuador and Mexico. Rest assured you’ll be fully supported by a local representative without having to pay £1000’s!

Programmes start at under £600 for 5 weeks including language lessons, accommodation, meals and volunteer placements.

Do something amazing whatever your age with GoLearnTo’s Spanish and Volunteering courses.

GET SPORTY DOWN UNDER:
Other options are experiencing life at a different depth on a divemaster course or even gaining your competent crew certificate to work on a yacht – I can think of worse things to do with your gap year!

From learning any one for 14 different languages in exciting locations around the world to scuba diving some of the world’s best reefs or surfing the big ones – grab yourself a CV boosting skill that will stay with you long after the gap trip is over.