Gap Year in Spain
Why not consider taking an academic year in Spain? You can take courses in Madrid or Barcelona, improving your written and verbal skills – not just at a desk but in everyday conversation. Many organised gap year projects in Spain begin with an intensive language course, so you may find you come back with some new words whether you left with any or not!
Paid jobs in Spain are commonly found in the tourist industry, which means you could be doing anything from childcare to pulling pints or working on a campsite. In the last decade Spain has been swamped with expats which has also created jobs for English speaking travellers.