Gap in the UK for overseas students
Article published 2nd June 2008
As UK youngsters venture overseas, so a good number of overseas students choose to spend their gap-year in the UK.
Companies vary in their competency and expertise and naturally, much depends on how you want to spend the year.
Several of the sites listed on Gap Year Sites, Links and Books, may help but two organisations in particular will help with placing overseas students in UK schools - as 'gappies' - for their gap year:
Tutors World-wide: run out of New Zealand, now handles gap placements for a large number of UK independent schools.
Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly Gap Activity Projects): select 'If you are not from the UK', specify which country you are from, click on 'How do I apply' - and you will find a list of local representatives who can help.
Other than these two, there are a number of schools that select from the host of CVs sent in by hopeful students and the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools and the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (for senior schools) seem to send lists of potential gappies to their schools.
You can also get a list of member schools who take Gap students from the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.
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