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Europe Gap Year Destination Guide

BarcelonaFancy 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

EA Ski & Snowboard

EA Ski & Snowboard

With 29 world class resorts to choose from EA Ski & Snowboard Training are offering you the chance to join our paid ski or snowboard instructor internships where you will receive a guaranteed job offer, full training & certifications. If you’ve been thinking about a gap year in the mountains, a career break, or struggling to get into the ski industry, we have a program to suit you. Click ‘visit our website’ to download our instructor starter guide and learn more about how you can get paid to ski this winter. 

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British Exploring Society

British Exploring Society

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.

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Journey Planners - GoEuro

Journey Planners - GoEuro

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:

City GuidesCity Guides to Europe

Read our comprehensive city guides to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris and Ibiza.

AccommodationAccommodation in Europe

Europe has hostels, hotels and campsites to suit your budget and expectations.

Getting AroundGetting Around Europe

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.

FlightsFlights to Europe

Find out about how to get to European destinations including Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris.

Top Things To DoTop Things To Do in Europe

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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