Gap Year Decision Day will be celebrated by students around the world on 25th May. But what’s it all about and how can you take part?


What is Gap Year Decision Day?

Gap Year Decision Day was created by gap year industry leaders including the Gap Year Association and USA Gap Year Fairs to celebrate high school seniors or graduates who are making the decision to take a gap year. This day gives gap students their chance to shine as they announce their plans through social media.

Though gap years are becoming ever more popular, sometimes it may feel as though you are the only one of your peers taking this pathway. This initiative aims to connect like-minded students who are also looking to gain more life experience before university or starting a career.

Alia Pialtos, Director of USA Gap Year Fairs, explains that the aim of Gap Year Decision Day is to “empower students by allowing them to feel like a connected community by sharing their unique educational paths. The possibilities for a gap year are endless, so this initiative will demonstrate to the public just how many students are taking gap time and exactly what students are planning to do.”



How can I get involved?

If you’re thinking about taking a gap year, you’ve already made the first step.

This valuable time away from the classroom will give you an amazing opportunity to discover more about yourself and gain a deeper understanding of real world issues before entering higher education.

At Camps International, our gap year volunteer programs are developed in partnership with rural communities in Africa, Asia and South & Central America, giving you the chance to fully immerse yourself within another culture.

As a Camps volunteer, you will develop your leadership, communication and teamwork skills whilst helping to make a real impact for the communities you stay with.

Our small, friendly team of volunteer coordinators have heaps of travel and volunteer experience and have helped thousands of students embark upon life-changing gap years.

To have a chat about our gap year opportunities and find the perfect program for you drop us a message or give us a call on (+44) 1425 485390.


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#GapDecisionDay on 25th May

When you’ve secured your place onto your gap program, let everyone know what exciting adventures you’ve got ahead of you. Tag us on social media and use the hashtag #GapDecisionDay to join the community of adventurous gap students also starting their journeys.


What if I miss it?

If you haven’t made your choice by 25th May, don’t panic. Gap Year Decision Day is a great opportunity to connect but it’s not a deadline. Depending on when you’d like to travel and how many spaces are available, we’ll be able to secure your place after this date.

Simply get in touch with us and we’ll be able to get your plans underway.