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Supporting your gap year with seamless translation

Supporting your gap year with seamless translation

Choosing to take a gap year to travel marks the start of a life-changing journey, which will help encourage independence and experience-based learning, while also boosting your confidence.

Regardless of where you choose to travel to, your gap year will leave you with a wealth of stories and strong relationships you’ll maintain for a long time.

Taking your learning experience to a new level

But wait, isn’t the purpose of taking a gap year to experience life outside of your school or workplace? Absolutely – but learning isn’t confined to a classroom or office. Your gap year can teach you richer life experiences, new cultures and ways of living, which are best experienced first-hand.

Whether you’re scuba diving in a marine conservation, honing leadership abilities while working with community development projects or discovering new cultures while volunteering at local schools, there’s a whole host of new skills and experiences to learn.

Even if you’re simply spending time travelling solo or with a small group of friends, the more you’re able to immerse yourself in the world and cultures around you, the more you’ll learn.

Immersing yourself into language and culture

As you travel to new and exciting places, you’ll experience different languages – perhaps even some you’ve never heard of before!

To fully experience a new place – and all its beauty – being able to understand what’s going on around you is key. And language is a crucial part of that.

However, it can be tricky to get to grips with a new language quickly, especially to the point where you’re able to have seamless conversations with locals. That gets made even more difficult if you’re visiting multiple countries with several different languages.

But those conversations are what build and enrich our experiences. So how can we make things easier, helping us to build strong, long-lasting relationships and embrace new cultures?

Overcoming language barriers, with a new solution

We’ve all tried online translation tools, perhaps even used a language dictionary from time to time. However, these can be unreliable in helping you to replicate a natural conversation flow in another language, and your original meaning may get lost in translation.

If you’ve worked or travelled abroad, you may have even had experience using or relying on third parties – whether it’s another multilingual local or a trained professional – to translate your conversations. However, this can restrict your ability to build independent, long-lasting relationships with those around you.

That’s why Palaver was developed. As a new language translation solution – available via a free to download app – Palaver helps you to overcome language barriers and communicate with confidence, no matter where you are in the world.

When travelling for your gap year, you can take advantage of Palaver’s:

  • Instant voice translation feature – which can help you to have a natural conversation, over the phone, with new connections, regardless of the language you both speak. Once you’ve both installed the app, you can call from anywhere in the world, you’ll speak in your primary language, and they’ll hear every word in theirs.

  • Instant text translation tool – if you’ve made new friends while travelling, this feature enables you to text them seamlessly to keep in touch. Simply type send a message to your contact in the app – we’ll translate it before they receive it.

  • On demand image translation – when ordering at local restaurants, navigating around busy cities or visiting historic sites, Palaver’s image translation tool enables you to snap a photo of menus, signs or information plaques and translate these into your primary language, so you’re able to understand everything around you.

You can take Palaver anywhere with you – simply download the app and keep your phone handy! No matter where you are in the world, Palaver can give you the language translation support you need to embrace new cultures and experiences and build new relationships with ease.

The app has over 30 different languages to choose from, so let us guide you – and you can focus on having the best gap year experience possible.