Overview

EF Gap Year is a customizable 25-week program that helps students become citizens of the world and prepare them for success in a global career. Explore several countries, learn a language, volunteer, engage in cultural exchange, intern abroad, and develop leadership skills. Programs are accredited so students can earn college credit.

Eager to become more worldly and prepared for college in just 25 weeks? With EF Gap Year, learn a language, participate in service learning, and intern in different locations around the world. Choose from 21 destinations in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, & Oceania.

Every EF Gap Year begins with a two week cultural immersion in Europe. Students then embark on their own personalized gap experiences, heading to their country of choice for their language course, service learning, and internship modules. Later, they regroup for an in-depth tour of Australia & New Zealand. EF Leadership Academy and a gala at an English castle wrap up the program.

With the opportunity to earn college credit and place out of language classes, students return home with an advantage as they start or return to college. EF Gap Year is part of EF Education First. With more than 50,000 staff members and 600 offices and schools around the world, EF Gap Year offers unparalleled international support 24/7.

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