With so many different Gap Year books out there, I was completely confused, but this book is really helpful. With a section on planning that covered all the important stuff, such as: visas, passports, accommodation, money and tips on fundraising for the trip; with other sections on travelling, placements and a country-by-country guide this book covers everything. Even a complete list of gap year companies was in here, so I could contact them immediately. Thanks to this book I figured out where I wanted to go, what I wanted to do and how to do it!
If you get this, get it WELL BEFORE you take your gap year. And I mean it.
Many of the ideas are expensive and need a lot of planning; trips around the world are lovely but how many A level students can afford this straight after 6th form, and before uni? The majority of the advice is common sense based 'find a job' - easier said than done.
I wouldn't recommend this, seeing as websites like GapYear. have much more and are free.