Taking a gap year, backpacking or volunteering in America

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America has always been a popular destination for student and people looking to take a gap year, go backpacking or do some volunteer work to enrich their lives. No matter what experience you are after when taking to the United States of America, you are sure for a fascinating time- after all everything seems better and bigger in this vast country! The beauty of going on a gap year here is that you not only get to truly experience the American way of life but the fact that it is easy to do so as there are no language barriers holding you back.

A gap year in America

If you are looking for a way to enrich your learning before or after you start University or simply wish to travel for a year no matter where you are in life, then taking a gap year in America could be the perfect answer for you! A gap year in America will allow you to thoroughly explore the hidden depths of this vast and exciting country. There are so many exciting cities to get to know, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to visiting America.

Backpacking in America

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the culture and environment of any country is to travel simply and get lost wandering around and meeting people. This is why backpacking across America has been such a popular thing for many young people to do as it allows them the maximum amount of freedom to see what you want to see and take your time in doing so. It is also a very cost effective way to see the world as you can only take with you what you can carry which limits you in the best possible way as you are not left carrying around lots of luggage or unnecessary loads.

Doing volunteer work in America

There are hundreds of organisations out there that can help you to get connected with a wide variety of both paid and unpaid volunteer work in the USA. You can choose to try your hand at anything from wildlife rescue to conservation work to working on a ranch and other community projects.

Apply for your ESTA

The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is an important piece of paperwork to prepare before you head out on your gap year or volunteer mission in the states. It grants you permission to enter the country after checking your eligibility to enter the country. It is estimated that you apply for an ESTA at least 3 days before you plan to head off on your trip to America as this gives you enough time to deal with any application complications should they arise.

We would thoroughly recommend America for those looking to ignite some fire into their everyday lives and for those in search of a little added life experience.