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    EF Gap Year: European Discovery


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Four Weeks
    • Start Month: April, July, October
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Hotel, Other
    • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $5,000 - $9,999
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    Looking for a meaningful way to spend your fall? Take four weeks to discover the diverse cultures of four major European countries: England, France, Switzerland, and Italy. 

    Upcoming program dates:

    2022 Fall: Oct. 4. – Nov.2

    2023 Spring: Apr. 19 – May 17

    2023 Summer: Jul. 5 – Aug. 2

    2023 Fall: Oct. 5 – Nov. 1

    You will start off the program in London where you will meet your cohort and learn the fundamentals of global business in the world’s financial hub. Then, head to France to dive into the history of Normandy and explore the art and architecture of Paris. Be sure to grab some croissants and baguettes along the way. After France, spend a few days in Switzerland where you’ll get to visit the Alps and walk the historic streets of Lucerne. Finally, finish up your program in Italy, getting to know the food and agriculture scene in Bologna, Florence, and Rome. You will return home with a new sense of independence and revitalized energy to take on whatever might be next!

    Cost and Session Information

    What's included?
    Activities & workshops: Guided excursions and hands-on workshops with local experts.
    Flights & transportation: Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary
    Room & board: All housing and and approximately half of your meals are covered
    EF Global Support Network: One-on-one mentorship and travel support before and during your program