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Why take a gap year?

Why take a gap year?

Every Flying Fish course has its share of students who are taking time out for a gap year.

Universities prefer candidates with experience of the real world - and students benefit from a break in formal education to acquire some life skills.

Interesting jobs

Training with Flying Fish leads to interesting jobs for a gap year and during summer vacations.

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Get paid to enjoy your favourite sport

You too can become an experienced yacht skipper or sports instructor and spend your holidays getting paid to enjoy your favourite sport.

However, another good reason to take a year out between school and higher education is to improve your CV (resume) with experience overseas.

Most school leavers in Britain now consider a gap year to be essential part of growing up. Many want to travel, with Australia a favourite destination.

American universities

Major American universities now back the idea of time out before Freshman year. 

Famously, Harvard's admission tutors have recognised that it's a case of 'time out or burn out'. They officially encourage taking a year out before going up to Harvard.

Plan your gap year

Just select an activity here for advice on planning a gap year with Flying Fish.

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