The course was launched in 2002 and quickly established itself as a very useful course for the inexperienced traveller. It's all about thinking safe and being aware of the different conditions that one might face abroad. Many of the strategies and tips are drawn from the work and courses we run for journalists and NGOs.
Acclaimed Travel Safety Courses for Gap Year Students
Objective Gap Safety was the first company to run dedicated Gap Year Travel Safety courses and remains the market leader. The acclaimed course is not just about safety, we are determined that the individual makes the most of their travels, get 'off the beaten track' and explore. So, during the day we will also cover understanding key cultural and religious issues, getting on with the locals, how to take money abroad, catching taxis, getting the weather right and much more.
Whilst called a Safety Course for those on a gap year, many of those attending are also post-university students.
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An overview of our course in just 7 minutes!
Prepare and be Safe whilst Travelling Abroad
We teach young people how to prepare for their gap year and year out and how to deal with problems they may face. Our intention is to help them recognise danger by teaching them to think on their feet and interpret the situations confronting them - without terrifying the living daylights out of them.
A Fun and Interactive Course
The course is delivered by means of interactive scenarios and role-play, lectures and hands-on learning. Our instructors have an excellent understanding of young travellers and flavour the course with tales of scrapes and situations they themselves have encountered. We believe with a little thought, many misfortunes can be avoided.
The course also offer the opportunity to discuss great places to visit, how to book, merits of travelling independently or with a Gap Year provider and anything else. In addition, do call us, night or day, if you need advice whilst travelling. Over the last 10 years over 2,500 travellers have attended our course and we have captured much of their tales, both good and bad, which we pass on during the day.
Private courses are also available on request. Contact us for more details.
Gap Year Travel Safety Awareness Course - Price per Student: £165
Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm. This includes a buffet lunch, cold drinks and tea and coffee. Each student will also be issued with travellers notes at the end of the course.
Special Offer: Book 4 places and 1 goes FREE.
Call 01788 899029 to process this offer.
Skype Call Option
In the event of someone not being able to attend a course, we offer a two-hour Skype call option at a cost of £95, where the essentials to safe travel, backpacking abroad and gap year travel advice will be explained. You should be aware that this option is not as effective as the face to face one day training course.
An overview of the areas we will discuss in depth, to maximise safety whilst backpacking or travelling on your year out:
Before you Go
Researching your destination:
What to Take
Travelling safely; buses, trains, taxis etc.
For Girls... By a Girl
Discussion of common female concerns abroad: sexual harassment, appropriate dress code etc.
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