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1. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y

Hello Travellerspoint!

I'm Laura from Oregon and just got back from a month long trip with my mom to Thailand and Cambodia!!! It was pretty fantastic.
I'm a senior in highschool this yearr and am interested in taking a gap year before college. I don't really want to go off by myself, but I don't have a lot of money to spend on a fancy gap year group either. I'm also from America and I can't many gap year companies for Americans....
any help?


2. Posted by MCE (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

hi laura,it all depends on where u want to go,i also share thesame sentiments with u that the fees chaged but the org involved in fixing gap yrs is huge.welli think i would be of help to u very the way where do u want to take ur gap yr.tell me if u have any plae in mind if not i will then make some recomendations.

3. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y

well I'm up to pretty much anywhere, and maybe even a couple differnt places...but nothing specific in mind. Do you have any suggestions?

4. Posted by My Horizon (Budding Member 429 posts) 10y

Hi Laura,

I have just gone for a gap year in England and it was loads of fun. I didn't use an agency to get myself over there. I wanted to work with kids when I got there, so I signed myself up and got a job in 2 weeks (I think I was quite lucky). So its not an absolute must to use an agency back home. I had friends living there, so I stayed with them for the two weeks before I got a job.

It really depends on what type of gap year you want. If you want to work somewhere or take temp jobs while you travel. I still got around a bit as I went away every long weekend.

Let me know if you need any other info or if you just want to throw around some ideas...:)

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Hi Laura - welcome to TP. Hope you get something good organised for your gap year - let us know . . .


6. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y

wow! It's exciting how helpful this place is!
yeah, I thought it would be cool to go somewhere in Europe. I just got back from my first trip(a month in Thailand and Cambodia) and I thought it would be fun to go somewhere completely different.
I was hoping be with a group for a little while at least, so that I wouldn't have to be completely on my own...
the internet seems to have tons and tons of info on this, endlesssssss opportunities. It's a little overwhelming! Any help is greatly appreciated.

7. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 10y

Hey,Girl,Welcome To TP...
Thailand and Cambodia must have been really Fabulous...Good Luck with planning your journeys around Europe,i could probably put you up next year except the months of May/June,i'm going to Egypt for 2 months to better my Arabic...Let me know...

All The Best Planning Your Trip...

8. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y

wow have a great time in Egypt!!!

9. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

Hi Laura, welcome to TP!

Thai 1 of my most favs, Cambo 1 of my least favs hehe

10. Posted by Travinfo (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

Hey how about India..:)