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.
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.