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Gap year

Gap year travelling is a trip of a lifetime. We hope you will find useful advice and information in this section to make sure your gap year is the best it can be.

From top tips on insurance and money to advice on staying healthy and getting the right visa, you will find all you need to know to plan the safest and most enjoyable gap year travel.


Gap year planning

So you've decided to plan the be all and end all of all gap years, the show stopping trip, the year that will change your life, but did you realise how much goes in to planning it, do you know where to start?


Gap year destinations

Looking for inspiration on where to visit during your gap year? TripAdvisor editors reveal their Top 10 gap year destinations for 2011.


Gap year checklist

It's hard to think what you may need when on your gap year, other than flip flops, sunglasses and sun cream. It's easy to forget the boring (but important!) stuff, so check out our gap year checklist

Gap year adventures

Adventure Snowboarding

The best adventures are unexpected and spontaneous, but if you're prepared and take out comprehensive insurance, you'll be able to make those last minute impulsive decisions safe in the knowledge that you are covered.

Gap year work abroad

Working abroad schools

Working in a foreign country is much harder than visiting on holiday but it can be rewarding. You'll have to go through the necessary legal procedures to apply for permission to work overseas.

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