Spain Gap Year

So you are thinking about taking a gap year in Spain? Good decision. Now book your perfect experience today by searching gap year jobs and programs in Spain and trips which are open to students, graduates or anything seeking to take a break and discover the best of the country.


Gap Year Jobs, Trips & Programs in Spain

Plan a Gap Year to Spain

Looking for the best things to do on a gap year in Spain? The following pages will help you book the ultimate experience:



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Guide to Taking a Gap Year to Spain

If you are looking to visit Spain and would like to do more than just sunbathing our work and travel, overland and adventure programs will appeal to you. Wherever you go and whatever you do Spain is the perfect destination for those seeking sun, sea and an amazing experience all year round. With a range of exciting activities, pristine beaches and sleepy fishing villages, it’s easy to see why the this stunning destination has become a Mecca for those seeking relaxation, sun and a relaxing lifestyle.

Spain is the ideal place to visit on a gap year for those with boundless energy, the islands offer a range of things to do, such as scuba diving, windsurfing, horse riding and caving, to name but a few. Of course, it’s also the perfect place to lie back, relax and soak up the rays. Spain is a very laid back country and local people usually have a siesta during the afternoon, sometimes even large cities like Barcelona and Madrid can seem empty and deserted. This can be annoying if you are looking to go shopping or buy something from a local store but once you fall into the culture you will soon get used to it.

For outdoor enthusiasts Spain is one of the top places to go, offering a wide range of water sports, the unspoilt beaches are a favourite amongst windsurfers and water skiers alike or you could head to one of the islands many other secluded beaches hidden along the coast. You could head North of Barcelona to the Basque region for scenic rural towns and villages or spend time in the islands or amazing cities of Seville, Madrid or Valencia. There are lots of tours and working holidays available where you can experience life well away from tourist resorts.



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Gap Year Jobs in Spain

Would you like to do more than just sightseeing? Does the idea of living and working in Spain appeal to you? Why not apply for a gap year job in Spain. These positions are very popular with internationals and thousands of people go every year.  Some gap year jobs include accommodation and you could live and work anywhere in the country. A lot of recruiters also do not require you to know Spanish.



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Top Tips & Advice for Taking a Gap Year in Spain

  • Spain is a great value for money destination compared to other places in Europe like the UK and France
  • Barcelona, Madrid and Seville and some of the top places you need to see
  • If you are looking to take a Spanish course on a budget avoid the larger 
  • Granada and Cadiz are underrated destinations
  • Apply to work in Spain if you are on a budget or would like to be more than just a tourist
  • Taking a TEFL course and working as an English teacher is highly recommended
  • You might also like to combine experiences and visit Portugal and Morocco



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Spain Gap Year Reviews

Did you spend your gap year in Spain? Keen to share your experiece? Contact us!

"I went to work a summer season in Spain then extended my stay to study Spanish and teach. I would recommend Granada if you are looking for a relaxed place to visit" - Emily, UK

"I travelled solo making your way through beautiful Spain with a simple plan, but still having those adventurous spur of the moment decisions. That is what made my gap year priceless! Back in the day you use to call it hitch-hiking. Riding your thumb and paying with your friendliest foreign smile. When traveling from town to town it was as simple as packing your backpack and heading for the highway. I myself went hitch hiking. An interesting conversation or two later you part ways again. These days, unfortunately, we have some special scaly individuals with ulterior motives or wrongful intentions. Because of this we find ourselves cautious of strangers and stuck on well-travelled routes. How boring! I say go for it, and be sure to venture out of the main cities - Spain is beautiful." - Tom, UK



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