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

lwperkins

Its France Jim But Not As We Know It

AdvantagesNew experiences

DisadvantagesNot the free holiday everyone thinks it is

"...be 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
06.02.2003

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Community Level 1Vicky100

Vicky100

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
11.04.2001

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Community Level 1ceefa

ceefa

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
01.10.2009

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