For over 40 years our gap year guides have helped thousands of gappers plan and embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

Written by leading travel experts these guides provide up-to-date and comprehensive information to cover every corner of the globe.

Planning a gap year or career break? Looking for a summer job working abroad? Whether you want to work in a Rocky Mountain ski resort, volunteer to teach at a school in Thailand, or join a marine research project in Madagascar, Vacation Work gives you brilliant and unusual gap year travel ideas to help improve your CV and give you vital life – and work – experience.
Vacation Work is the leading publisher of books on temporary work around the world and gap year travel, helping tens of thousands of adventurers every year find exciting and inspiring jobs and careers around the world. For over 30 years Vacation Work has put time and energy into building an unmatched range of books for anyone looking for short or long-term travel or work overseas, whether you are a student or graduate taking a gap year, looking for some summer work overseas or are taking a career break or sabbatical from your job.
Nowhere else will you find up-to-date and comprehensive information on long and short term work placements across the globe as well as guidance on how to volunteer abroad. Popular gap year companies and gap year programs are fully documented, as well as advice on how to save money to finance your trip and how to have an amazing gap year on a budget.

These gappers-bibles provide gap year ideas for worldwide globe-trotters as well as anyone wanting to take a gap year in the UK. You’ll find out about the best gap year travel locations, advice on gap year insurance and how to get a summer internship abroad. Whether you want to be a gap year volunteer, fancy getting a summer job in France or Spain, or want to make some money as you travel round the world, Vacation Work is here to help and inspire you.

If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, make sure you equip yourself with one of Vacation Work’s best-selling guidebooks – the perfect travel planners.


Your Gap Year

RRP: £12.99

Author: Susan Griffith

ISBN: 9781854584915

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Gap Years for Grown Ups

RRP: £14.99

Author: Susan Griffith

ISBN: 9781854586346

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