Month: August 2012

Olé! A gap year in Mexico

Mexico is the southern-most nation located in North America.  Bordered by the United States to the north and the Central American nations of Guatemala and Belize to the south, Mexico is a constitutional republic comprised of31 individual states.  Those who have never travelled in this nation may have a single image of it, consisting perhaps […]

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A gap year in the South Pacific: Fiji

For most people, the very word “Fiji” calls forth images of idyllic tropical islands in the South Pacific.  However, Fiji is much more than an ideal destination for holidays, it also provides student visitors with intriguing possibilities for an enjoyable gap year. Located about 2,000 kilometres north-east of New Zealand, Fiji is rich in natural […]

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Travelling through Europe on a budget

Europe is a continent full of varied and exciting cultures begging to be explored and experienced. Widely differing traditions, architecture and cuisine are separated only by the borders that run between each country; and with so much to see and do, a trip through its delightful countryside is as exciting as it is engaging. These […]

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Best vineyard breaks in Europe

For those in love with winemaking, the continent of Europe presents an array of breath-taking possibilities for both short breaks and longer holidays.  Several different countries are famed for their wine regions, including Italy, Germany, Spain, and of course, France. Vineyard breaks in Tuscany, Italy The northern region of Tuscany produces a number of fine […]

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Student holiday to Amsterdam

With a climate much like Britain’s, Amsterdam is an ideal destination for UK students interested in short breaks as well as longer holidays.  Famous for both its dikes and its extensive canal system, the capital city of the Netherlands is located in the province of North Holland, which is itself situated on the north-western coast […]

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A gap year in France: the possibilities of Paris

Book learning is a good start for those who wish to master a subject, but there is no substitute for direct experience.  For students interested in expanding their knowledge when it comes to European history, art, or the French language, a gap year spent in Paris can be ideal. Historical connections in Paris Although France […]

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