Welcome to the Letz Live Pty Ltd
Your Gap Year journey is about to begin. Please take your time and complete the application form in detail. Applications must be received by the relevant application closing date (see website for dates) however we strongly suggest that you register your interest early.
We look forward to meeting you in the not too distant future.
If you have any troubles completing the form, or if you (or your parents) simply have a question, please contact our Gap Year Programme Managers, who can assist you with your enquiries. You can contact them using the details below.
Placements in the UK:
Name: Stella Dunn
Telephone: +61 7 55 271 822
UK placements only commence in January of each year!
Placements in Australia / Thailand:
Name: Nick Hare
Telephone: +61 7 55 271 822
Placements in New Zealand:
Name: Lorna Murrell
Telephone: +64 21 194 6466
Please fill out the application carefully as you will not be able to navigate back to the previous steps. Once the application and payment have been submitted, you will not be able to make any changes to the application.
You need to know the current state of access to the UK before you apply for your gap year. Owing to a very recent change in interpretation of certain UKVI (boarder agency) regulations, a UK gap-year experience isn’t possible for those under 18 on the date of travel, unless you hold a UK ancestry (blood grandparent or closer born in the UK).
Because we, as an organisation, are not reliant on the “charity” visa, we can continue to offer a very large number of placements in the UK to those over 18 (on the date of travel), and to those with UK ancestry. So keep the applications flowing in.
But all is certainly not lost for the younger applicants, as we have procured a good number of gap placements in Thailand (for both 6 and 12 months), and these are open to all ages (from 17).
The status of visas to the UK is still an uncertain area, and we will update you as soon as there is any news of a more definitive way forward.
UK Gap Year
Of course, we love receiving applications from South Africans and have been able to offer great Gap Years for many in the UK. Very recently the UKVI (the border agency) has unexpectedly changed its interpretation of certain regulations governing access to the UK for South African gap assistants. Currently, UK positions are only available to those who hold a UK ancestry (blood grandparent or closer born in the UK) or a UK passport.
New Zealand Gap Year
Due to the current global pandemic, the New Zealand borders are currently closed until further notice and the immigration department has now suspended the Work Exchange Visa category, with reviews taking place through to March 2021. Therefore we can not offer South Africans a placement in New Zealand at this time, however, we can offer you an alternative Gap Year to either Australia or Thailand.
We will, of course, update you as soon as more announcements come to light.