Gap years in Europe

Europe – you might think you know it and take it for granted, but think again.

Spending part of your gap year in Paris, Berlin or Barcelona or any one of the myriad of cities across this diverse cultural area could prove to be your ticket to a university place or enhance your career prospects in both the short and long term.

Proficiency in another European language can open doors and first hand experience of European life, culture and people is invaluable in career terms.

100’s of millions of people speak European languages around the world and there is much shared history with the Americas, Africa and Australasia and Asia. A broader experience of Europe will stand you in good stead in the future.

There are ample opportunities to do voluntary work, acquire skills and expand your knowledge on courses especially winter and water sports and the arts.

Gap takers should get the inside track on life in Europe and invest their gap year wisely so they can reap the benefits for decades to come.

Beyond its cities, Europe’s nations have some of the most diverse landscapes and coastlines, defining it peoples and bringing with a rich cultural heritage. Travelling between countries is relatively straightforward and even if you only have a few weeks you can pack a lot in.

Approved providers operating in Europe

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