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There are many options to choose from when choosing your gap year accommodation.
Hostels are often a cheap and popular choice, although you should also consider hotels/motels, rented rooms/apartments/flats, host families and camping.
For more advice, take a look at our gap year accommodation guide.
The cost of a round the world air ticket varies depending on the amount of stops and distance travelled. The more countries you fly to, the more it costs.
Smaller multi-stops range from £339 to £999, but you can still travel around the world for under £1000.
For those looking to save money, we recommend the DIY approach and buy the flights you want individually to the different countries you wish to visit.
Take a look at our gap year flights guide for more help and advice on round the world tickets.
Yes, it is likely you will need a visa for wherever you are travelling to on your gap year (the only current exception is the EU, although this may change in 2021).
Check the visa requirements for each country you are planning on visiting, and make sure you apply for any visas you need in plenty of time before you travel.
Before you go off on your gap year travels, you will need to take out insurance.
There are many companies out there that provide comprehensive gap year travel insurance, including:
Before purchasing any insurance, make sure you read the fine print, especially if you are planning on doing any extreme activities such as sky diving or rock climbing.
For more help and advice, please read our Gap Year Insurance guide.
There are lots of ways you can get money for your gap year travels, either before you leave or while you're away. These include:
For more help and advice with your gap year finances, take a look at our budgeting and fundraising guides.
Although you will want to travel light on your gap year travels, there are some essential items you should remember to take with you. These include:
Please see our Gap Year Travel Kit guide for a full list of what (and what not) to take with you.
If you're thinking about travelling on your gap year, you need to think about the following: