USA Gap Year Destination Guide
Do you feel like you already know the United States of America even if you haven’t been there? Let’s face it, American culture is everywhere we turn. Your view of the US might come from what you see in films or from McDonald's and Starbuck's or the music you listen to. America has sold itself, its image and its products more successfully than any other country in the world. You’ll either love it or hate it.
Gap Years in the USA
Whether you fancy hiking and skiing in the Rockies or dodging rattlesnakes in the deserts of Nevada, chilling on the beach in Hawaii or taking in a Broadway show in New York, watching great live Blues in St Louis or paying homage to The King at Graceland, America will inspire you to get out there and experience it all for yourself.
But before you can start planning any paid work in the US, you need to be aware of America's awkward visa situation. The reality is that you really need to get a sponsoring agency, like BUNAC, to do it for you.
If you want to find out more about jobs in the USA and the type of work available on a gap year then visit our dedicated gap year jobs in USA section.
Taking A Gap Year in the USA
Why not take a look at the companies that are listed below as they can help you further with taking a gap year in the USA. This is an opportunity for you to get an insight into how specialist companies can turn your working holiday into the trip of a lifetime.
Companies that can help you find gap work in the USA
From summer camps all over the states to volunteering in the mighty Grand Canyon, your trip across the pond will be unforgettable when you explore it with BUNAC!
With year round departures and over 50 unique “road trips” from 3 to 64 days, TrekAmerica guarantees you the freedom of the open road and the adventure of a lifetime!
Smaller Earth is one of the UK’s leading gap year travel providers. Every year we send thousands of travellers around the globe on their gap year to work, travel and volunteer. We have over 70 programmes to suit every budding traveller.
Useful Advice and Information on Travelling in the USA
We have put together general information about taking a gap year in the US to ensure that you can make the most of a working holiday there. Information includes:
Accommodation in the USA
Finding your perfect hostel or hotel in the USA is easy and cheap backpacker accommodation doesn’t have to be the budget option.
The United States is massive and there are many ways in which you can explore and see the country from organised schemes and tours to driving yourself around. Read our guide on the different modes of transport available to you when visiting America.
Flights to America are plentiful. Read our guide on finding the best deals to get to America.
There are so many things to do in America that the choices are mind-boggling! However, we have narrowed this down to 5 must-do things to do in the US.
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