Gap Year & Exchanges

If you are planning to apply to university after your gap year, be sure to check out the entry requirements and application guidelines first.  Some programmes and scholarships will allow you to defer for a year, but many will not and you will need to be managing applications from overseas.  The University of Canterbury has a page of information dedicated to students taking a gap year.

The following is a list of links for the various types of exchange programmes and gap year options.  Watch the emails and notices because some of these organisations come and visit.  Do some exploring / reading yourself and feel free to come and see me to discuss.  –  Ms McL

This article has lots of useful travel tips for students:  A Detailed Students’ Guide to Maximising Travel Opportunities [2017]

School Student Exchanges  (must be under 18 at time of departure from NZ)

www.rotary9970.org.nz/rye.htm                 www.igointernational.co.nz

www.youreducation.co.nz                              studentexchange.org.nz

http://www.student-exchange.co.nz/student-exchange 

School Assistant Gap Year

www.lattitude.org.nz

www.letzlive.org            http://www.tutorsworldwide.org/

www.gapyearnz.com 

Outdoor Education/Camp Counsellor  (placements in USA and other countries)

www.gapyear.org.nz   =  “Horizons Unlimited”  – Christchurch

http://www.pureexploration.nz  Adventure Guide Internship Programme – Queenstown

www.campamerica.co.nz

www.ccusa.com

www.summercampusa.co.nz

Volunteer work

www.projects-abroad.com.au        in developing countries

www.ca-nz.org                                 community work with Salvation Army

Go Kiwi Go    projects include marine conservation, wildlife, teaching, building & more

Volunteering Canterbury is the Canterbury branch of Volunteering NZ –a registered charity that helps promote and coordinate volunteer work.

Overseas Uni Gap Year Opportunities

unitedmintcampus.com/gap-year/     Gap Year in Spain (study Spanish + business/fine arts /culinary/ travel…)

Working Holidays

www.iep.co.nz             “Working Adventures Worldwide”

agriventure                   working in rural environments

www.educatingadventures.com       train & work as ski/snowboard instructor 

Nanny/AuPair

www.ark-international.co.nz                         www.nanniesabroad.co.nz

www.aupairinamerica.com                            www.nznannies.org.nz

www.aupair.culturecare.co.nz