Gap Year / Community / Exchange

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Gap Year / Community / Exchange

Hi,AFS has been running exchanges in NZ since 1947. We have a world wide network of AFS partners that ensure your overseas experience will be the best it can be. If you're interested in doing a gap year or a shorter gap/community service proramme, we can make it happen. The best starting point is to complete this quiz. It will give you a better idea of what length of programme you might be interested in. From there we can look at programmes that match your skills to an area of need. It's not definitive, but will help give you some clarity around time and hopefully get you thinking about your objectives in doing a gap/community programme. Have fun!AFS Team


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    From the following, please select the answer that best describes you...
    • A. 

      Looking for a big challenge.

    • B. 

      Wanting to try something different, but with controls.

    • C. 

      Looking to have a go, but not get too immersed.

    • D. 

      Want a project that will give me some good life experiences.

  • 2. 
    From the following list, which answer best describes your current position...
    • A. 

      Just finished or looking to finish high school.

    • B. 

      Just finished study (University, Teachers College, Polytech, Apprenticeship etc).

    • C. 

      Halfway/partway through study or an apprenticeship.

    • D. 

      Between jobs or between other.

    • E. 

      Stay home parent/caregiver.

    • F. 

      Retired/no longer working/fortunate enough not to have to work.

  • 3. 
    From the following answers, select the most appropriate. You'd like to do a gap/community experience to...
    • A. 

      Immerse myself in another culture and really get to know the people and place.

    • B. 

      Take a little bit of time out and do some good.

    • C. 

      Experience another culture and figure out what my next steps are.

    • D. 

      Get a taste of life in another country.

  • 4. 
    From the following answers, which best fits your situation. I'm a little wary of a gap/community pograme because...
    • A. 

      I want to, but don't really have the time to do one.

    • B. 

      I don't want to be away too long.

    • C. 

      I'm worried about missing study/work/family.

    • D. 

      I won't get a full cultural experience.

  • 5. 
    From the following answers, select the one that best suits you in regards to finances...
    • A. 

      Money is no object to completing a gap/community experience.

    • B. 

      I intend to save, do my gap/community experience and come back to work.

    • C. 

      Money will be hard to come by, but I'm keen to have this experience.

    • D. 

      I don't worry to much about money, things usually just work out somehow.

  • 6. 
    I like to know what's happening and ensure nothing can go wrong when I'm doing something new or different...
    • A. 

      No, I'm easy going and can handle most situations with ease.

    • B. 

      I like to know what's happening, but can generally handle the unexpected if required.

    • C. 

      I like to think I'm cool, but I can get stressed if too many unexpected things crop up.

    • D. 

      Yes! I like to know what's going on and when!

  • 7. 
    From the list below, which answer works for you to this statement: 'I want to be dropped into something new and crazy!'
    • A. 

      Yes, bring it on!

    • B. 

      Yes, but not so much of the crazy.

    • C. 

      Yes, but I'd like to know it was really well organised.

    • D. 

      Maybe, I want to do something, but not crazy!

    • E. 

      No, but I want to have a gap/community programme experience.

  • 8. 
    From the list below which answer would or does best suit you. (If you don't have a pet, put the most suitable answer.) I have a pet and....
    • A. 

      I couldn't be away too long.

    • B. 

      I have friends who can take care of my pets for a while.

    • C. 

      It's time my pet because more independent.

    • D. 

      I have a pet?!!

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