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    EF Gap Year: Short Term 4-Week Programs

    EF Gap Year: Short Term 4-Week Programs


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Costa Rica, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Program Length: Four Weeks
    • Start Month: April, July, October
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • 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.

    Short Term Programs:

    European Discovery:
    Ignite your passions, add new stamps to your passport, and discover a range of diverse cultures across four major European countries. Develop life skills while learning about global business in London, history in Normandy, art and architecture in Paris, food and agriculture in Florence, and so much more on this crash course in global citizenship. Return home from your program feeling inspired and invigorated for what’s next—whether it’s more travel, continuing your college journey, or heading into your career.
    Program length: 4 weeks
    Fall 2022 dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 2

    Language & Culture in Spain:
    Level up your language skills, become a more confident traveler, and experience life as a local in Spain's most iconic destinations. Immerse yourself in Spanish culture while exploring Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Malaga—home to EF’s sunny beachside campus where you’ll complete three weeks of expertly-led language classes. On your days off, take a group trip to Seville, the largest city in southern Spain, then enjoy a free weekend to plan your own adventure.
    Program Length: 4 Weeks
    Fall 2022 Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 2
    Spring 2023 dates: Apr. 19 – May 17

    Global Business in London:
    Learn the fundamentals of global business, design thinking, and innovation in the heart of London. Travel to London to begin attending classes at Hult International Business School. Enjoy living in the heart of the city, exploring London during your free time and embarking on a long weekend excursion to Paris midway through your program! Your educational experience abroad culminates with a case study presentation, where you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice with a panel of industry leaders.
    Program length: 4 weeks
    Summer 2023 dates: Jul. 5 – Aug. 2

    Sustainable Development in Costa Rica:
    Set out on a month of pura vida: spend four weeks developing leadership skills and making an impact in the world’s eco-tourism capital. Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture, contextualizing your travels within local customs and history. Collaborate with locals and NGOs to complete service projects that will benefit the community, working towards conservation, reforestation, and sustainable development. Wrap up your experience with time for reflection at Leadership Academy at the UN’s University for Peace.
    Program length: 4 weeks
    Summer 2023 dates: Jul. 5 – Aug. 2