Watch the first episode of the series Gap Year
Discuss in your groups:
What is a gap year?
Why does the travel writer they meet on the plane warn Sean and Dylan about going to China? Where should they go instead? Why do you think she says this? What is the reason they are going to China?
What is the difference between Sean and Dylan when it it comes to their background and what they did before they went on this trip?
What stereotypes of and prejudices against American tourists do we see in this film? How are they treated differently at the music festival on the wall? Comment especially on the experiences the Chinese-American girl makes.
Do you think a series like this can teach us something about culture and cultural stereotypes? Give reasons for your answer.
If you were to do a gap year, what would you like to do?