Frequently Asked Questions
What is a sabbatical?
An extended break from work to pursue another interest. Travel the world, climb Everest, learn Italian. Then return to work recharged and inspired
How long is a sabbatical?
Longer than a vacation. A sabbatical can be anywhere from one to 12 months, most commonly 3-6 months
Why take a sabbatical?
To recharge and have the time to pursue a passion. It's a chance to reflect on what you want and return with renewed energy. There are so many benefits for your career and life
What can you do on sabbatical?
Travel – Sabbaticals often involve some travel to immerse you in new experiences. The world becomes your playground
Volunteer – Taking time to give back is a rewarding experience of a lifetime. Build an orphanage. Save the environment. You get back more than you give
Learn – Whether you are learning a new language or getting your Masters, a study sabbatical enriches your experience and immerses you in the learning environment
Create – Pursuing a creative project can fulfil a life long dream. Write a book. Paint your masterpiece. Give yourself dedicated time to follow your passion
Remote work – Doing your job remotely for some of your sabbatical is getting popular and gives you the financial freedom to extend your break
What other types of breaks exist?
Career break - Usually lasts longer than a sabbatical, over 12 months. It generally represents a more permanent decision to not return to your job
Gap year – a travel year commonly taken by students between school and university or between finishing university and their first job