Experience the world and discover your passions with EF Gap Year. Visit 10+ countries, improve your language skills, make an impact, and intern abroad. Build real-world skills, make lifelong memories, and return home a better you. For ages 18-22...(more)
- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Multiple Locations
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Semester
- Start Month: January, September
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Homestay, Hotel, Other, Student Apartment
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
EF Gap Semester is perfect for students who want to 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.
Every EF Gap Semester is a combination of Language Study, Service Learning, or an Internship in different countries— designed to build essential skills for an ever-changing world.
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.
Choose the program that best matches your personal goals, travel style, and destination dreams:
The Changemaker - Service & Sustainability: Latin America
Build a sustainable future. Travel through Latin America, work with locals on global challenges, and explore the ecosystems and communities they are trying to conserve.
The Pathfinder - Guided Exploration: Europe
Inspire what’s next. Explore Europe, ignite your passions, and get a hands-on introduction to majors and career options that will help you choose your path forward.
The Discoverer - Language & Culture: Europe; Business & Internships: Europe
Get experience with global business and gain new language skills that will help you work cross-culturally.
The Explorer - Language & Culture: Europe or Asia; Service & Sustainability: Thailand
Explore new cultures. Step outside your comfort zone as you live like a local and learn the language in a city of your choice, and then make an impact alongside community members in Thailand.
The Globetrotter - Service & Sustainability: Thailand; Business & Internships: Sydney, Australia
Make an impact as you travel the world. See the sights in Europe, work with communities in Thailand, and intern at a business in Sydney.
The Entrepreneur - Guided Exploration: Europe; Business & Internships: Stockholm, Sweden
Build the foundation for a fulfilling career while interning and living independently in Europe (Switzerland, Italy, and Sweden).
The Voyager - Guided Exploration: Oceania & Japan; Service & Sustainability: Thailand
Spend four weeks getting to know the Asia-Pacific region. Experience the lush environments of Australia and New Zealand, get your hands dirty working with a Thai NGO on an elephant conservation project, and explore the way culture and religion connect in Japan.
Cost and Session Information
Flights & Local Transfers: Round-trip flights & local transportation during group excursions
Room & Board: Your accommodations & some meals on the trip
Course at an Accredited Language School: 4 weeks of classes at an EF school, plus the opportunity to earn 3 college credits
Personal Development Programs: Workshops & activities designed to help you discover your strengths and goals
Activities & Excursions: Guided group activities such as walking tours, museum visits, & some trips to nearby cities
EF Global Support Network: 1:1 mentorship & 24/7 support before & during the program