U.S. adults' interests in studying abroad and gap years | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Getting more college students to travel is no doubt included in many travel brands' millennial marketing strategies and that's for good reason - global student travel is worth more than $200 billion. A study from hostel booking site Hostelworld show there's interest in taking extended time off - some 50% of respondents who were under the age of 30 said they hadn't taken a gap year but would consider doing so at some point before or after college. Hostelworld's study, which was fielded to 1000 US adults aged 18 and older online in September 2016, found nearly 26% of respondents have taken a gap year while about 74% said they haven't. Respondents included both college students, unemployed adults and full-time and part-time employed adults.