Gap Year in France

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I have been on the books of PGL Europe for 6 years now and done most of the jobs that they have going, so I feel more than qualified to comment on living in France PGL style. Firstly, a bit of background information. PGL is an adventure holiday company offering over 40 different activities ... Read review

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Community Level 5lwperkins


Its France Jim But Not As We Know It

AdvantagesNew experiences

DisadvantagesNot the free holiday everyone thinks it is

" young people in their gap year and looking for adventure. Seasonal employment runs from February to November but I know people who work for the company all year round and in many cases seasonal employees of PGL go on to work for the company in a permanent capacity at the Head Office based in Ross On Wye. Job roles on centre vary. I was very lucky in that I started in a fairly senior role, because I speak fluent French, but if you have any ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Vicky100


Working with Mickey Mouse

AdvantagesGreat people

DisadvantagesLong hours

"I admit that, initially, I rather fancied a year out in an exotic destination (Thailand and South America were very 'in' at the time), however, straight after A-levels, my personal funds were limited, to say the least. Going to uni is an expensive business and I wanted to get some savings behind me before I began, however, the concept of a 9 to 5 in Buckinghamshire was hardly an exciting prospect. A 'working holiday' was the perfect solution. There ..." Read review

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Community Level 1ceefa


Work experience with animals - La Maison des Chameaux in France

AdvantagesYou learn so much, more than you ever imagined and it's not a typical work experience placement

DisadvantagesThey cannot take you if you are under 18

"...and she was on a gap year, these people really care and were helping her with her choice of university and helping her to realise her dream to be a vet ( like me I hope) Even now I can't beliee how much I learnt and how much I learnt about animal behaviour. I can really recommend this place and I will be going back again in my holidays. The farm is called La Maison des Chameaux - the owners speak English ( which is good cause my French is bad) ..." Read review

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