Gap Year Blog

Student stories from the road and gap year advice

Poke around to find inspiration or search for a specific destination, module, or piece of advice.

Meet Our Local Guides & Field Directors

Our Local Guides & Field Directors are the people who bring every destination to life. What is the goal of our Local Guides & Field…

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Meet Our Gap Year Advisors

Your Gap Year Advisor works full-time to support you before, during, and after your EF Gap experience. What is your Gap Year Advisor's goal? Ensuring…

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Meet Our Gap Year Consultants

Our EF Gap Year Consultants work full-time helping students and their families plan their dream gap experience. What is your Gap Year Consultant's goal? Working…

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A Day in the Life: Siena M.
Written by Siena M.

Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different; here's a snapshot of one unforgettable day Siena M. had during her six weeks of…

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A Day in the Life: Amauri J.C.
Written by Amauri J.C.

Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different; here's a snapshot of one unforgettable day Amauri J.C. had during her six weeks of…

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Top 5 Reasons Why Parents Worry About Gap Years (and Why They Shouldn’t)
Written by EF Gap Year

There are many reasons why parents worry about sending their graduating seniors on gap year before college, but recent studies show that most of these…

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How to Choose Your Gap Year Program
Written by Rebecca Barr

Deciding to take a gap year—and choosing a program—are huge steps towards creating the life that you want. But sometimes deciding what to do on…

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Why Taking A Gap Year is More Important than Ever
Written by Rebecca Barr

The benefits of taking a gap year extend beyond the individual student. Students who take gap years go on to impact the world, and the…

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The Key to Applying to College After a Gap Year
Written by Mollie Welch

If your plan post-gap year is to continue on to college, then you’ll need to find time to get those applications in. You can apply…

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