Preparation

The better you prepare for your gap-year, the better your gap-year will be – and so you've come to the right place!

www.gap-year.com is the sister website to the gap-year guidebook, which is published annually with the latest news and advice for those considering a gap.

Within these pages you will find information about hundreds of companies offering fantastic products and services to gappers. We'll point you in the direction of some great projects to get involved in, both in the UK and abroad.

We'll also help you prepare for your gap by providing you with vital information such as what to take, what to do before you go away, where to buy your kit and how to look after yourself.

Whether you are looking to learn a new language, explore unknown worlds or just have a break from the norm, we have all of the gap-year advice, tips, information and reference tools you will need.

Even if you've never been abroad, or don't have a clue how to find a hostel, you can have a great gap-year with our help. Have a look around our website to find details of hundreds of providers.