So, you’ve started to think about your gap year and are planning ahead for the trip of a lifetime. The thing is, there’s just so much to think about! Luckily for you, at Total Gap Year we’ve thought of everything – from visas through to packing lists – so that you don’t have to risk forgetting absolutely anything. It’s what we are all about: using our expertise to help your gap year go as smoothly as possible…

This page will take you through everything and anything you’ll have to think about. We’ve got details on how to apply for a visa successfully; info on how much money you’ll need to take; ideas about how to save money for your trip; and much, much more. We’ve also got hints and tips on how to plan the perfect round the world adventure, from picking countries through to getting the best air fares. Don’t forget our section on travel insurance too – it is a really vital aspect of your trip and must be sorted properly before you leave.

So, take a look through the following categories and read up about what you are going to need. After all, you don’t want to fly half way across the world and realise you’ve forgotten your toothbrush, or even worse get to the airport without your passport!


Planning Your Trip



Don’t forget to also take a look around the rest of the site. We’ve got information on gap years in every single country — such as gap years in Australia, USA and Thailand – as well as loads of great gap year ideas. There’s a reason why we’re the most exciting gap year website around!


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