Year out organisations
There are hundreds of gap year providers. Listed below are a few gateway websites to get you started. This list of websites is not exhaustive and has not been verified by the University or the Careers and Employability Service.
Please read the information on questions to ask to help you make an informed choice.
Exodus - information on studying, working and living abroad covering over 100 countries. It provides direct access to websites of relevant organisations eg embassies and professional associations. Free for University of Nottingham students and alumni.
Other useful resources:
Gapadvice ─ offers independent advice on all aspects of taking a gap year plus it has a placement finder facility
Gapwork ─ gives details of both paid and volunteer gap providers, seasonal work, country information, case studies and general advice on taking a gap year
GapYear ─ volunteering opportunities, seasonal work, sightseeing trips and work experience as well as some useful planners to download for solo female travellers and managing money
Year Out Group ─ a comprehensive website with information on how to plan your gap year, the benefits of taking a gap year told from several viewpoints and gap opportunities.
Prospects - Gap Year - information to help you decide whether to take a gap year and suggestions for what you could during it.
Check our events pages to attend on-campus presentations by year out organisations and get a feeling for the kinds of activities available.
If you are considering seasonal work such as working in a ski resort or summer camp, we have the following books for reference only in our office:
There are many websites offering seasonal work. Remember to ask the same questions as for a gap year before you take on any seasonal work.
Anywork Anywhere -
a free website whare you can search for summer, temporary, gap year, casual and voluntary work worldwide
a free website where you can search by job sector, country or keyword. The comprehensive registration also allows the site to match you to jobs