Gap year breaks could be the ideal way to improve a CV during tough economic times
One of the most popular spots for backpackers is Thailand and with cheap flights to Phuket widely available, there is no reason not to go. Heading to the country around the festive season could be ideal for party seekers, as the nation hosts a special version of its famous Full Moon parties on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Tom Hall, editor of Lonely Planet, said that the benefits of taking a year out “are undeniable” for both the individual concerned and the university they will end up studying at on their return.
“All of them involve people getting a broader experience away from the world of education, which they will have been part of for many years of their life, as well as they are learning about independence [and] other cultures,” he said.
Written by Erin Marshall