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    CIEE: Gap Year Abroad

    CIEE: Gap Year Abroad


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Six Weeks, Semester, Other
    • Start Month: January, February, April, September, October, November
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Homestay
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $4,999
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    Spread your wings on a gap year abroad with CIEE! Build your perfect pre-college experience and focus on language learning, service, or professional development.


    Master a language. Decide on your major. Gain confidence, global competence, and lifelong skills. Get solid footing and an undeniable edge before diving head-first into college. Once you get on campus, you’ll be more grounded, mature and better prepared for academic success.

    Our new Gap programs are short, flexible and affordable to give you the freedom you need to explore the world and your own interests before you begin college life.

    Whether you choose to focus your experience on learning a new language, doing community service, or exploring a career track, all our CIEE programs combine hands-on learning with fun cultural activities and excursions, group workshops and self-reflection, to help you develop a new set of skills and give you the mindset and perspective you need to make the most of your college experience.

    Blaze your own trail on a Gap experience that fits your goals and interests. Take off for as little as 6 weeks to a whole semester. Return home with lifelong memories and friends, practical experience, focus and motivation.