Whether its travelling, volunteering or working; a Gap Year in Europe is a once in a life time opportunity. Go country hoping, taste great food and push yourself to new extremes by taking a break away from education and your regular routines to do something different.  There really is no better place to visit when taking a Gap Year as many students, backpackers and generally young people some from near and far for the same thing. Experience the rest of the world solo or with friends by taking the ultimate Gap Year in Europe.

Spain

Start the New Year right and consider taking a Gap Year in the sunny blue skied Spain! Here you can bask in the sun, eat spectacular food and learn another language.  Believe it or not but you can turn your Gap Year venture into a worthwhile experience by teaching whilst you travel. With so many Spanish speaking countries this is one opportunity you  might  want to get a hold of.  You can gain a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification and gain some cash whilst you take in the Spanish culture, tradition and beautiful views.

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France

Fall in love with France this year and choose to take a Gap Year in Europe. Paris is  the ultimate fashion capital of the world, offering you all Europe has in style, architecture and some of the most unique cuisine all under one roof. Open up your taste buds and your mind to all that can be experienced in France, such as the stunning Cannes where the celebrities flock too or Lyon which is fantastic for landscape or maybe Nice which has some of the most amazing beaches. Whether you choose to stay France should be on your Gap Year bucket list.  

France

Switzerland

Explore your way through Europe and if you’re lucky you might just end up in Switzerland! If you’re an adventure seeker than make sure you stay for a while as this country is rich with history, ski slopes and happiness. Named in the 10 Happiest countries in the world, you may not want to come back if you knew that you could get paid whilst you Ski. With so many resorts, you can take part in seasonal work and this doesn’t mean you have to be a pro at skiing as there are so many other positions like desk clerk and lift operator to be filled. So what are you waiting for , pack you jumper, scarves and woolly hats and take you Gap Year in Europe.

Switzerland

Rome

If you’re looking to go to Italy then make sure you stop off at Rome! Whether it’s by plane, bus or inter-railing discover all that Rome has to offer this year for yourself. Have fun, learn and hang out with the locals in this ancient city. Save money on your adventure with our student friendly deals on great hotels and hostels in  and around the city. If you want to become a bit of an explorer then there really is no better place to start your Gap Year in Europe adventure.

Rome

Berlin

If you ever wanted to visit Berlin, than now is your chance.  With so many great tours at StudentUniverse experience all Berlin has to offer in true Gap Year style.  If you want the ultimate experience then you might fancy our Rome to Berlin tour, here you visit 9 cities in the course of 17 days  which a bargain for your money if you love great sights such as the Leaning Pisa or the Piazzale Michelangelo. However if you’re looking for something  more subtle then you need to try our student favorite European Escape  where you’ll discover hidden treasure, authentic cuisines with the Topdeck crew! No matter what you choose to do Berlin is a wonderful city for those all important Instagram snaps.

Berlin

 There’s a world of opportunity for you, so make sure you take a Gap Year in Europe.

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