Gap Year Giveaway

Enter to win a gap year program, flights, weekend trips in Europe, and more!

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Grand Prize

Stint Ireland Gap Year Program

  • 365 day Medical & Travel Insurance provided by Volunteer Card
  • 8 weeks shared accommodation in Dublin
  • International flight stipend from StudentUniverse
  • Weekend trip in Europe from Andy Steves Travel

Weekly Giveaways Weekend trip in Europe from Andy Steves Travel

About The Giveaway

Not knowing exactly what you want to do after college is 100% understandable. Don’t fret! Instead, give yourself a chance to breathe. Give yourself the gift of a gap year.

It doesn’t get much better than a gap year—it’s the perfect opportunity to focus on your personal and professional development BEFORE taking your first job in the workforce.

Find good craic and, more importantly, your purpose on a gap year program in Ireland! We believe so deeply in the transformative power of travel—and the good that can come from it—that we’re teaming up to provide one lucky traveler a gap year experience in Ireland (plus flights!).

Enter before December 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM MT!

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Stint Ireland provides internship and gap year programs in Dublin. Our programs are crafted with a personal touch to give you the best possible experience, inspiring a lifetime of adventure with a stint abroad.

Volunteer Card was founded with the modern volunteer traveler in mind. We partner with volunteer travelers and organizations across the globe by offering indispensable service, travel protection, discounts, and assistance. For every Volunteer Card purchased, you provide a meal to a refugee child in need. offers discounts on flights, hotels, and tours to help students travel the world at cheaper rates. Whether it's getting to or from school, studying abroad, ​weekend trips ​or embarking on a gap year, ​StudentUniverse's 90 airline partners take millions of students ​to ​every corner of the globe​ ​each year.

Andy Steves Travel creates custom excursions to help you travel like a local in Europe. We’ll work with you to get off the beaten path with caving adventures in Budapest, Seine River cruises at sunset in Paris, or hidden local neighborhoods in Barcelona, to name a few. Our local guides make you feel at home in these world-class cities, getting you into the best restaurants and trendiest nightlife across each of our 13+ destinations. Check out our group trips, custom options, DIY 'Detours', innovative travel gear, guidebooks and tons of travel tips at

Gap Year Giveaway FAQs

Note: These FAQs do not represent the official Terms & conditions.

What is the Gap Year Giveaway?

The Gap Year Giveaway is a collaboration between GoAbroad, Stint Ireland, Volunteer Card, StudentUniverse, and Andy Steves Travel to provide one lucky winner a gap year experience in Ireland.

What is a Gap Year?

A gap year isn’t time off—it’s time on. Essentially, a gap year is a less-fancy word for “sabbatical,” and explains a period in your life (perhaps before, during, after, or wayyy after college) where you take time away from your norm in search of a new project. This can mean working, traveling, volunteering, studying, learning a language; though it can look a lot of different ways, the one factor that is true for all gappers is a growth mindset and commitment to learning.

Stint Ireland provides tailored Gap Year programs in Ireland. We take a holistic approach, the focus is not solely on career experience but also on personal growth and adventure. We believe in developing people, not just resumes.

We are based in one city, Dublin. Our team is based in one place, Dublin. We provide a level of personal support to Stinters that can only be achieved through small program sizes. We get to know your name, your interests, your goals and what you truly want to achieve through an experience abroad. This ensures you get the most out of your time abroad.

We are with you every step of the way.

Our Gap Year Program allows you to live and work in Ireland for up to 12 months after you have graduated from university. We will support you with everything from visas, housing, finding work, and setting up a bank account. All of the things that can seem daunting and overwhelming about moving abroad, we are here to help!

Who is eligible to join?

The Gap Year Giveaway is open to individuals that are 18 years or older on the program start date and meet the requirements for a Working Holiday Visa in Ireland. The Working Holiday Visa, which allows foreign nationals to live and work in Ireland, is only open to citizens from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, and the USA. As the conditions and eligibility criteria differ for each country, participants must double check the eligibility criteria for their specific nationality on the Department of Foreign Affairs website here: to ensure eligibility.

Can I enter if my country is not listed in the official rules?

Yes, you can enter if your country is not listed in the official rules, but you must meet the eligibility requirements in order to win.

When will the grand prize winner be selected?

The grand prize winner will be selected after the contest period ends on December 21, 2017.

How are winners selected, and how many winners are there?

After the contest period ends on December 21, 2017, one grand prize winner will be drawn at random. The grand prize winner will be contacted via email to confirm and claim their prize.

How do I get my prize if I win?

If you are the grand prize winner, you will be contacted via email and asked to complete an Acceptance Agreement. Once you’ve successfully completed an Acceptance Agreement, you will be introduced to the sponsor(s) to claim your prize(s).

Where will the winner be announced?

The winners will be announced as they are confirmed on GoAbroad’s Facebook page:

Can someone who has already won a past contest win again?


Who judges the contests?

Giveaway winners are chosen at random. Contests that include a round of finalists are judged by a random selection of GoAbroad team members.

What if a winner cannot be reached?

If we have not heard back from the winner within 3 days of our initial outreach, we will select a new winner.

From the terms & conditions: the potential winner will be notified by email by the Sponsor (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that the potential winner does not respond to such Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date and time of issuance, a disqualification and prize forfeiture will result and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner shall be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries. The potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid identification to Sponsor and will be required to execute a prize acceptance agreement if deemed necessary by the Sponsor. A disqualification and prize forfeiture will result and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time.

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