Why a gap year isn't just for the wealthy


The gap year has developed a bit of a stigma as a middle-class cliché. But can the non-wealthy enjoy this rite of passage too?

Taking a year out has developed a bit of a stigma in recent years. The notorious gap yah sketch sums up the mood of a lot of people who believe this rite of passage is reserved for the upper middle classes - who live off the bank of mum and dad. But is this experience really only something you can access if you're from a family that is well-off?