Overview

Ready to build self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and a global perspective? With Gap at CET, get top-tier language instruction and take your skills in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, or Japanese to new levels. On internship programs, develop valuable professional experience with placements at organizations in China, Jordan, or Vietnam. 

Learn Arabic in and out of the classroom through immersive housing, language partners, and field-based assignments in Jordan. Navigate an international workplace and gain new skills with a virtual internship at an organization based in Colombia. CET gap programs offer a range of academic coursework, while supporting students as they navigate cultural adjustment, explore college and career options, and gain a deeper understanding of their host community, the world, and themselves.

 

Gap at CET: Global Virtual Internship

Develop your professional capabilities while exploring the international working world and a potential career path. With Gap at CET's Global Virtual Internship, you are matched with an organization in Cali, Shanghai, Prague, Taipei, or Amman, and take a course with other CET interns to help you reflect on the experience and prepare for college.

Gap at CET Beijing: Intensive Chinese Language 

A full course load of intensive Chinese language classes alone could transform your Chinese. By why limit yourself? This program gets you out of the classroom and into the vibrant world of Beijing. Discuss political reform with Chinese university students. Befriend the owner of your favorite noodle shop tucked away in the hutong (alley). Get so lost in conversation with the person next to you on the bus that you miss your stop. Then tell your Chinese roommate all about your bus adventure as you’re hiking along the Great Wall.

Gap at CET Japan: Intensive Japanese Language 

You’ll fly through your textbook alongside a small class of gap students and college undergraduates, uphold a limited language pledge, and participate in plenty of language activities that get you out the door—get ready to learn you’ve skipped a level when you head to college. Sound challenging? It is, but you’ll have the support of faculty and staff, your local roommate, CET peers, and even one-on-one hours to strengthen your Japanese skills.

Gap at CET Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language 

Taking intensive language classes, volunteering with local organizations, living with a Jordanian roommate, upholding a limited language pledge, and meeting with a language partner… it’s no surprise our students make incredible strides in Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Dialect. And with this kind of exposure before you even begin college, you won’t just have academic credits to give you a boost—you’ll have the skills, cultural competency, and insight to inform your college experience and set you apart from your peers.

Gap at CET Siena: Intensive Italian Language 

Maybe you’ve studied Italian language for a few semesters, or perhaps your interest in Italy is brand new. Either way, Siena is the perfect place to dive in and really immerse yourself. Not only will your curriculum cover two semesters’ worth of Italian language, you also take a core course that brings you to Sicily for comparative first-hand learning and volunteer with a local organization throughout the semester. And with a city as tightly knit as Siena, you can take everything you learn in the classroom with you as you get to know your host family, neighbors, and community.

Coming Soon! 

Fall 2021 Language & Internship programs in China, Jordan, and Vietnam

 

Testimonials

“This program was beyond helpful to my language skills, personal growth, and increasing my sense of responsibility, all of which have been and will continue to be essential in my journey to college.” – Clara G., Gap at CET Beijing, Summer 2019

“I am finishing my gap year and I am so thrilled to have used my time at CET to learn an entirely new language. The program and staff are excited to be teaching Chinese and there are countless activities, excursions, and outings available through the program itself.” – Abigail W., Gap at CET Beijing, Spring & Summer 2018

 

About CET

CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, later expanding to other locations around the world. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and short-term customized programs around the world for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students. Known for strong academics, professional program management, and supportive student services, CET strives to integrate students into their host communities, adopt environmentally conscientious practices, and promote diversity and inclusion across all programs.

Cost and Session Information

Gap at CET: Global Virtual Internship - Spring, Summer, Fall 2021

Spring & Fall 2021: 12 weeks

Summer 2021: 10 weeks 

Program Fee: $1,995

 

Gap at CET Beijing: Intensive Chinese Language - Summer & Fall 2021

Summer 2021 Program Length: 9 weeks

Summer 2021 Program Fee: $6,990

Fall 2021 details coming soon.

 

Gap at CET Japan: Intensive Japanese Language – Fall 2021

Fall 2021 details coming soon.

 

Gap at CET Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language – Summer & Fall 2021

Summer 2021 Program Length: 8 weeks

Summer 2021 Program Fee: $7,990

Fall 2021 details coming soon.

 

Gap at CET Siena: Intensive Italian Language - Fall 2021

Fall 2021 details coming soon.

 

Fall 2021 Gap at CET Language & Internship programs in China, Jordan, and Vietnam: details coming soon.

 

CET is committed to increasing access to study abroad for high school students and makes every effort to provide awards to deserving students. All students are eligible to apply for financial assistance through their online CET accounts.

 

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