The Impact of Taking a Gap Year

Millennials love going on gap years and it’s not just for the high school leaver or the usual Europe trip in your 20s, millenials are overseas looking for new experiences and career prospects. In fact, young people aged 25 to 39 year old account for the greatest number of long-term departures amongst Australians.

New research by the Youth Mobilities, Aspirations and Pathways project is looking at why so many young Australians are staying overseas and what the long term impacts are for the youth ‘on the move’ in a globalised world.

2SER were joined by one of the lead researchers of the project Dr Shanthi Robertson from the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.

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