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Instructions end in the school room, but education tops only with life. This is what the philosopher Frederick W. said: It’s not just a simple break but a break to do great things! All the years that one spends in school, one learns all kinds of theoretical lessons from teachers, textbooks, etc. All under a cloud of dominion, rules, and regulations and in the confinement of the classroom.

Break To Do Great Things:

Break To Do Great Things
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Traditionally, in many countries, it was mandatory for students with schooling to get into a college for higher studies immediately. And a year gap was never considered a good option for career stability. Fortunately, times have changed, and many countries across the globe have accepted Gap Year Programs as a great way to learn through experience, self-assessment, independence, and practice. Publilius Syrus has truly quoted:

‘Practice is The Best of All Instructors’

Practice is the best of all instructors
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It is crucial for students to select what course or career they want to pursue after school ends. Young minds who are accustomed to the stringent educational system need to experience the real world and explore their potential by themselves. This is why many countries, such as the UK, USA, Africa, Australia, etc. Have approved volunteering programs for students who wish to take a year off after school.

Gap Year:

Gap Year
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In the Gap Year, the student can participate in various kinds of programs. Which might include student internships, skill-building activities or training, and overseas volunteering. Among these, Gap year Overseas Volunteering has recently gained major popularity among students. The reason is that students are now keen on learning by themselves, not only by working but also by staying away from home and being independent. Being away from their parents alone, the students learn a great deal of responsibility, independence, self-appraisal, time management, skill enhancement. And working in a foreign environment with a culturally varying career mindset.

So, How Exactly Does a Gap Year Student Volunteer Overseas?

So, how exactly does a gap year student volunteer overseas
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After completing school or university, a student can volunteer overseas in a foreign country as a Teacher of language (usually English) or any other subject of his or her specialization. They can be Care Assistants at Old-Age Homes, Care Centers for the disabled, or Community Service Organizations for the poor and disadvantaged. Students can also volunteer as Outdoor Activities Instructors or Sports Coaches in schools for foreign kids, or they could also consider being Environment Volunteers and assist Nature Protection and Restoration organizations with tasks to protect the planet and spread awareness. Students who wish to pursue a career in the Medical or Healthcare field can volunteer in Hospitals as Medical Assistants or Interns. Where they can work in the nursing or administrative department.

Which are The Places Where One Can go For Overseas Volunteering?

Students can opt for many countries, such as Australia, Africa, New Zealand, Japan, Ecuador, and Fiji. Students can also volunteer in Argentina, a beautiful South American country with many opportunities to work, learn, and travel leisurely. One can also volunteer in China to work in its different work environments and experience its scenic, cultural, and historical beauty when not working.

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