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    EF Gap Year: 4-Week Programs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America

    EF Gap Year: 4-Week Programs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Costa Rica, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, South Korea, Multiple Locations
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Program Length: Four Weeks
    • Start Month: April, July, October
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $5,000 - $9,999
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    Taking an EF Gap Year Program is not an alternative to college; it’s about preparing yourself to make the most of college—and, in many ways, the rest of your life. Our innovative experiential learning model helps students discover their goals while equipping them with the confidence and skills to get there.

    We offer a variety four week short-term programs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. These include: 

    European Exploration:

    Develop life skills while learning about global business in London, history in Normandy, art in Paris, food and agriculture in Italy, and so much more on this crash course in global citizenship.

    East Asian Exploration:

    Get out of your comfort zone and discover what you’re capable of as you travel through South Korea and Japan; explore the past and present of two countries in East Asia on an epic month-long adventure abroad.

    Costa Rican Exploration:

    Set out on a month of pura vida: spend four weeks exploring Costa Rica’s diverse ecosystems, developing leadership skills, and working with local NGOs on sustainability projects.

    Spanish Sojourn: 

    Experience authentic cultural immersion while completing language classes at EF’s International Language Campus in Barcelona; enjoy weekends to explore on your own and embark on group trips with your cohort to other cities in Spain.

    Journey to Japan:

    Live like a local in Tokyo, the planet’s most populous city, while learning Japanese at EF’s International Language Campus; feel more at home in the world, gain confidence, and level-up your language skills. 

    Cost and Session Information

    Flights and transportation: Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

    Room and board: Your accommodations and some of your meals on the trip

    Activities and service projects: Guided excursions and service opportunities with partner organizations

    EF Global Support Network: One-on-one mentorship and travel support before and during your program