Before we tell you more about our stunning little country at the bottom of the world, why should you decide to take a gap year in the first place? The most obvious reason, you’ve been at school for over ten years now! You DESERVE a break. What you do with this break can give you a big leg up before starting tertiary study or your career – So let us take a look at what a gap year can do for you!
- You get to see the world
- Meet new people from all walks of life
- New and different work opportunities
- Grow and mature as a young adult
- Discover yourself and your passion
- Develop new skills you otherwise wouldn’t of
- Decide if university or the workforce is the next step for you
- Open your mind to different cultures and ways of thinking
Essentially, a gap year is a time for you to figure out who you are, and decide what the next step in your life will be. A gap year gives you opportunities to learn through experience which better enables you make big life decisions. It is a time for you to reflect, refocus and grow. The world is yours, so use it!
New Zealand! Everyone has heard of it, some know sort of where it is but not many have seen it, and here’s why you should…It’s a world away from the world, being so far away from everything gives you a great feeling of escape and freedom where you can leave your worries behind and begin your own adventure. As mentioned before – there’s something for everyone. It doesn’t matter what you’re into, New Zealand will find you somewhere you can feel right at home. With a wide range of activities and opportunities, you are sure to find a passion or two. We are an extremely diverse country so you will meet individuals from different cultures every day, and we’re all super friendly. As far as being laid back goes, New Zealand takes the cake where we are frequently described as a “chill” country, so you won’t feel any pressure here. When talking expenses, New Zealand is on the cheaper end of the scale so you shouldn’t struggle once you get here. The backpacking scene is massive, so you will have no trouble making friends. Most major countries citizens don’t need a visa to visit for the first three months, and after that there are a wide variety of visa options that can suit you depending on how you want to spend your time here. We’re pretty small so you won’t get swamped under people or constantly find yourself lost. To top it off, we have so many gap year programs to suit peoples differing needs, what more could you possibly want?
Adventure awaits and New Zealand is waiting for you; are you brave enough to take it on?
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch
Posted by Shannon Stevens