Gap Years and Backpacking in Poland

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Poland presents travellers with a varied mix of scenic beauty. The sandy beaches of the Baltic coast are a hidden gem and the dunes and forests of Slowinski National Park great to explore. The Great Malsurian Lakes in northeastern Poland are made up of hundreds of stunning lakes broken up by dense forest. In short, this is definitely a photogenic place to spend a few weeks on your gap year.

Most gappers see Poland whilst InterRailing or travelling on a multi-country tour of bus trip through the region. Poland is also one of the best places in the world to find a job as an English teacher, with TEFL courses running in many major cities across Poland. The demand for TEFL teachers is enormous and teaching language is a brilliant way to fund your travel and earn as you go.

Map of Poland

Poland Fact!

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Poles have won a total of 17 Nobel prizes (more than Japan, China, India or Australia), including four Peace Prizes, and five in Literature.

Poland Fact!

Przystanek Woodstock is the biggest open-air festival in Europe–an annual free rock music festival in Poland, inspired by and named for the Woodstock Festival.