Gap Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Capital City Sarajevo
Population: 4,000,000
Currency: Convertible mark (KM)
Language: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Calling Code +387

Bosnia and Herzegovina is undoubtedly one of the lesser explored corners of Europe, but this doesn’t mean it’s not a great place for backpackers to visit! The country has rebuilt itself after the ravages of war, and now offers huge amounts for visitors to see and do – but get in there fast, before the hordes of tourists discover everything this Balkan country has to offer! A gap year in Bosnia and Herzegovina is certainly a great place to visit for backpackers looking for something a bit different.

If there’s one thing you’ll realise when you visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, it’s this: there aren’t many countries in the world that are quite as beautiful as this land. From the stunning and historic buildings of Sarajevo and Mostar, through to the beautifully rugged landscapes of the countryside, every turn will bring something makes your jaw drop. Don’t forget to head into the smaller towns and villages too, as they are the real heart of this country.

Adrenaline junkies will also love a gap year in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it offers some of the most affordable skiing around, as well as some fantastic white water rafting. Then you’ll be able to taste some fantastic food, meet some amazing people and party in some of Europe’s most exciting clubs! A gap year in Bosnia and Herzegovina? It’s suddenly starting to sound like a pretty good idea…

Working in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Backpackers looking to top up their funds while on a gap year in Bosnia and Herzegovina won’t find a huge number of opportunities, aside from perhaps teaching English or working in one of the ski resorts. There are many volunteering opportunities though, especially when it comes to working with underprivileged children. Why not consider donating some of your time while on your gap year?

Where Next?

When you’re finished in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are loads of great places to move on to. How about exploring the rest of the Balkans, visiting countries such as Croatia and Montenegro, two jewels of the area? Or how about making the short flight over to Italy, and taking in the delights of Rome, Venice and Milan? You won’t want to leave Bosnia and Herzegovina too quickly though…

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