Europe Gap Year Destination Guide
Fancy going to a place where you can see some of the most beautiful works of art in the world, eat a staggering array of the best foods in the world, go skiing in some of the world’s premier resorts, live and teach in the world’s most fascinating cities, or party hard in the world’s most banging clubs? Then head for Europe. Europe is an incredible place full of amazing gap year opportunities and better still, it’s right on your doorstep...
Gap Year Working in Europe
Ever been on a package holiday and wished you could stay longer? Or travelled through a city and wondered how easy it would be to find a job there? Whether you want to spend your summer in Mallorca or Corfu as a club rep, in Ibiza working in a bar, or in Amsterdam serving drinks in a café, Europe has never been so accessible.
If you want to find out more about jobs in Europe and the type of work available on a gap year then visit our dedicated gap year jobs in Europe section.
Companies that can help you plan your Gap Year in Europe
Get paid to ski or snowboard and enjoy the ultimate Gap year on snow! EA Ski & Snowboard Training offer the only way you can combine training, instructor certifications and a guaranteed instructor job offer - all in one season! Package also includes lift passes, accommodation and more. (Instructor Internship Programs)
The British Exploring Society organises challenging and inspirational expeditions to remote, wild environments around the world. Expeditions involve a mixture of adventurous activities, environmental projects, trekking and wildlife.
Guaranteed paid ESL teaching positions abroad! An amazing experience that will give you the life skills and confidence to succeed in anything. Also a great way to make friends and travel abroad. Our TEFL course is a comprehensive & face-to-face 150 hour certification that allows you to teach English anywhere in the world. Placements in Asia, Latin America and Europe.
***Mexico doesn’t require a completed bachelor degree. Gap year students welcome to join.
Europe's transport infrastructure is excellent and many smaller towns are well connected. Trying to decipher the different travel modes and companies can be difficult in foreign countries. But travel platform GoEuro.com allows you to search for train, bus and air options on one page. Making it an efficient method of researching different modes of transport options whilst in Europe. Visit their website
Useful Advice and Information on Travelling to Europe
We have put together general information about taking a gap year in Europe to ensure that you can make the most of a working holiday there. Information includes:
Accommodation in Europe
Europe has hostels, hotels and campsites to suit your budget and expectations.
Europe is a vast continent which covers around 180,000 square kilometres so it is important that before you travel you have a rough idea of where you want to go and how you are going to get there.
Find out about how to get to European destinations including Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris.
There are so many things to do in Europe, you will be spoilt for choice. Take a look at our recommended things to do.
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