Many students in New Zealand are now spending a gap year before they pursue their tertiary education. Many use it to see the world and learn more about themselves. This year, you could spend your gap year travelling around the country and doing things that will help you understand what you want in life. Here are some things you can do while on your gap year:
Go Fishing in New Zealand
Tauranga in the North Island offers cruise ship tours and fishing expeditions. You can combine both by going deep sea fishing while your cruise is on a stopover. Travel with friends and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Plenty. You could also use a variety of fishing methods, depending on where you want to fish in the Bay’s varied terrains.
Learn a New Language
You’ll be opening new opportunities for yourself later on when you take up a language course. When you learn a new language when you travel, you can practice and learn as you go. You could learn how locals speak and immerse in the country’s culture and history.
Get a Job in Australia
Australia offers many opportunities for students on their gap year. You could get a part-time job and travel the outback, the bush, its deserts and beaches. Visit the country’s famous cities: Sydney, Perth, Melbourne for a chance to see the country’s unique wildlife.
Be a Volunteer
Join an organisation that offers students and other young people the chance to make meaningful contributions in other countries. Consider the skills and the course you want to take in university. You could be a volunteer teacher in Africa or work with animal conservationists in your own country.
Who said gap years are supposed to be frivolous and carefree? If you want to make your gap year a productive one, you should travel, learn, and make it an enlightening journey.