Journeys are made at gapyear.com
Gapyear.com is the largest and best gap year advice and community site on the planet. It has been the online home of backpacking since 1998 and was created by travellers for travellers – an ethos which is still the foundation of the brand today. We bring gap years to life and we turn the dream into reality. Ultimately we make journeys, from providing invaluable planning advice and inspiration through our fantastic content all the way to booking flights, volunteering packages, backpacker tours, working holidays and more through our team of travel experts. Our message boards provide a place to talk to other backpackers and find travel mates: the thousands of members range from completely untravelled teenagers fresh out of school to vastly experienced nomads who have been on the move for years.
StudentUniverse launched in 1999 as an entrepreneurial tech company and is now the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth travellers. It is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Toronto, New York and the Philippines. StudentUniverse offers exclusive discounts on airfares, hotels and tours to students and travellers between 18-25 years old so they can make global experiences a reality for as many young travellers as possible.
In 2016, we collaborated the teams of Gapyear.com with StudentUniverse. They’ll continue to offer students and youth travellers the amazing service they always have done – but now with the technology to provide a blended online and offline service.