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Duncan FitzGerald

EF Gap Year Consultant – Boston, MA

Growing up homeschooled and then having attended private school, it wasn’t until I reached college that I discovered that I learned differently: I saw that I struggled with bad habits and lacked the confidence to navigate the many things that students deal with in a collegiate environment.

Things changed when I had the opportunity to study abroad in Siena, Italy during my senior year, where I was inspired to learn in a different way. Leaving my comfort zone and discovering a different perspective helped me gain a greater appreciation for learning in general.

After graduating, I coached lacrosse at the university-level—most recently at Middlebury—helping families navigate the difficult and challenging processes of college admissions and recruiting. Through these experiences, I developed insight into the higher ed admissions process, the value of taking some time before starting school to mature, and just how big of an impact an international experience can have on a student.

I know talking on the phone isn't anyone's favorite thing to do, but here's why calls are part of our process: taking a gap year is an incredible, life-changing decision—one that you'll feel way more confident about after talking it all over with an expert who can guide you through the process of building your perfect gap. Baby steps, though, so feel free to start by texting me!

Dunc's Ultimate Gap Year

You might be wondering, Where would Duncan do his EF Gap experience?

Language in Nice, France

I’d like to study language in a compact, small, and walkable city, like Nice.

Internship in Stockholm

Stockholm is one of those off-the-beaten-path cities that’s different than your typical European go-to. I’m not a big city person, but I am interested in that area: the culture, the sense of community, how happy the people are.

Service Learning in Costa Rica