Lifestyle Travel

The Cultural Phenomenon of The Boomerang Gap Yah

When asking these boomerang gap yah students if they regretted taking a gap year, not one of them said yes. Although it was stressful coming back, being repatriated and not having anything to do during lockdown, even the concept of just taking time to themselves taught them in some ways a lot more than a tour guide in Italy ever could.

Lifestyle Travel

Year Abroad 2020: Chiaroscuro in Tuscany

I refuse to see this as a lost or wasted year. I have been given an unparalleled opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, to absorb Italy into my blood and become italiana for the year. And yes, it may be a real struggle, and there may be days when I think it would just be easier to pack my bags and go home, but I am learning and growing so much that to leave now would mean that the six months of stress, tears, and painstaking organisation that brought me here would have been for nothing.