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Below is a host of different resources (part of this information is provided in relation to a presentation I gave at NECTM6)

Gap year websites and articles (please note these are for information only, I am not endorsing them or any products on this page)

  • Gap year information from the Telegraph HERE
  • Travel independent info website HERE
  • Key travelling/backpacker routes around the world HERE
  • ‘What is a gap year?’ HERE  (site offline in March 2021 but stated to be temporary so link left here for the current time)

Useful books 

  • The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures (Lonely Planet)
  • Google search here

Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Travel Aware programme click HERE for information (scroll down for many resources)

  • FCDO Gap Year travel specifically HERE (again scroll down for many resources)
  • FCDO Facebook page HERE
  • FCDO Twitter page HERE
  • FCDO Press release Young Brits failing to get cover for adventurous pursuits abroad see HERE
  • FCDO Travel insurance statistics see HERE 
  • FCDO British Behaviour Abroad report 2014 see HERE
  • FCDO Adventure travel abroad play it safe poster see HERE

 USEFUL APPS for travelling 

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Advice, websites and various leaflets on travel health issues for young adult travellers (for information only)

  • fitfortravel website for a large range of useful information leaflets
  • Going on holiday?  Be trip ready from NaTHNaC
  • ABTA taking a gap year information here 
  • ABTA Balcony safety general information here including leaflet on Booze and Balconies information  here 
  • Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation here
  • Information from the BBC about the drug trade in Peru – the Mochilleros
  • BBC report on dating apps increasing risk of STIshere 
  • Sexual healh advice for backpackers from the bemused backpacker website here 
  • Sexual health abroad from DIC Copenhagen here
  • NHS website, safer sex on holiday here
  • ILGA maps for lesbian and gay rights maps (but look around this page for further useful resources)
  • CDC Yellow Book on Study Abroad & Other International Student Travel here
  • American Travel Health Nurse Association (ATHNA) Equitable Care for Transgender Travelers (2018) here
  • Rabies resources here 
  • Water filtration information from fitfortravel here and video about the Aquapure system illustrated here and with subtitles here
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