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STUDY GAP IS SHORTER.

Byline: By RUKI SAYID, Consumer Editor

GAP year students are having to tighten the purse strings, cutting their traditional 12-month sabbatical in half.

According to research by social network site Bebo, two-thirds of college kids have only enough cash to travel for six months.

Only one in 10 said they intended to take a full gap year. And with many seeing the world on a budget of pounds 1,000 to pounds 3,000, more are visiting cheaper but often volatile destinations.

Kenya, Columbia and Sri Lanka now feature on the list of unsafe but affordable countries.

And travelling students now average 23 years old, compared with 18 just 10 years ago.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 18, 2008
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