2 The Gap Year A gap year is a term that refers to a prolonged period between a lifestage.Traditionally they are seenas time out to travelbetween school anduniversity
3 The Origins Of Gap YearThe origin of the 'Gap Year' concept came in the decadefollowing the Second World WarThe first 'Gap Years' actuallystarted in the UK in the 1960s.In the 1990s there was the boom of gap year.
4 The Different Type Of Gap Years Some students spend the timetravelling, others spend thetime working or doinginternational Volunteering.Another growing trend for “gappers” is to register in global education programs.
5 Travelling Gap YearUsually the gappers choose economic accommodation, means oftransport by road and an individual organization.He could stay in a tent, or in the Hostels.One of the most famous type of Gap Year is the “Round The WorldTicket”
6 The Grand Tour The Grand Tour was the traditional travel of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men. Thecustom flourished from about1660.The Grand Tour enabled thepublication of books thatcontained personal experiences.According to the Oxford EnglishDictionary, the term was coinedby Richard Lassels in his book“An Italian Voyage”.
7 The traveller during his journey not only studied and received a liberal education but he could also buy some souvenirs thatincrease his prestige.The Grand Tour usually cost about 300 pounds per year for thetraveller but he had to add 50 pounds per servant.From the second half of 19th century for the education of women,which belong to the Upper classes, the Grand Tour consisted in afashionable trip to Italy.
8 Travel Itinerary The most common itinerary of the Grand Tour went throughthe main European cities:usually the traveller began inDover, England and crossed theEnglish Channel to Calais inFrance.From Paris he would typically goto Switzerland, often toGeneva.Then the traveller would have adifficult passage through theAlps into northern Italy, suchas at St. Bernard Pass.
9 They visited the most important Italian cities such as Venice,Rome and Naples.Then they went in Germany andvisited Berlin and the universityin Munich before returning inEngland.
10 Grand Tour On Television In 2005, Brian Sewell produced a for a 10 part television series'Brian Sewell's Grand Tour' that shown the Grand Tour, across theItaly by car stopping off in Rome, Florence and other importantcities that finished in Venice.The BBC in 1998 produced a series about a travel from Madridto St. Petersburg.