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.

Lessons from the Road Less Traveled
Written by Hannah S.

I grew up believing there was a linear path that I needed to follow if I wanted to live a successful life. Thanks to my…

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Culture-Seekers, Foodies, and Fashionistas: Tokyo is Calling!
Written by EF Gap Year

Tokyo, Japan is home to 13 million people and over 30 million in the greater Tokyo area where EF Gap Year students can see, smell,…

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A Study in Smiles
Written by Samantha D.

As a photographer, a traveler, and a curious mind, I had the opportunity of a lifetime: I got to travel the world for six months,…

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5 Tips for Blogging About Your Gap Year
Written by EF Gap Year

So, you’re going on a gap year and you want a way to tell everyone–from your mom to your camp friends, to your weird uncle–everything…

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Top 5 Reasons Guidance Counselors Recommend Gap Years
Written by EF Gap Year

Gap years between high school and college are commonly viewed as a rite of passage in countries around the globe, especially in Europe. Slowly, parents…

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The Unexpected Ways I Grew from My Gap Year
Written by Camila O'Brien

Count on growth and change. If you’re considering taking a gap year, you probably expect to see some changes in yourself on the other side–I…

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A Brief History of the Gap Year
Written by EF Gap Year

The term “gap year” is thrown around a lot these days, but it’s important to understand exactly what it is people are referring to. Unfortunately, when…

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5 Reasons Why People Don’t Take Gap Years—and Why We Disagree
Written by EF Gap Year

The gap year is gaining popularity, but it is still a fairly new concept and it can be difficult to shake your gap year fears,…

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Royal Treatment For Your Gap Year
Written by EF Gap Year

Start your EF Gap Year in splendor at Ashridge House. Ashridge House is a lavish estate in the English country that has been home to…

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