Earn College Credit

Get college credit for your gap experience through our partnership with Southern New Hampshire University.

The world is your classroom

Enhance your EF Gap Year by earning three semester hours of credit for select program modules. You can even complete additional coursework to earn an EF Global Scholars certificate.

SNHU offers courses that correspond with your program modules: Language Study, Service Learning, and Internship. You can earn three semester hours of general credit for each module in your program.

Your experience in each module will form the basis for the coursework you complete. You’ll submit reflections to SNHU that require you to dive into your personal transformation and explore what you’ve learned.

3.0 Credits

SNHU Course:
Language and Cultural Fluency

Learn a language in the city of your choice. Improve your written and spoken use of the language through hands-on practice. How are local culture and customs influenced by the use of language?

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3.0 Credits

SNHU Course:
Civil Service in Modern Society

Discover the impact of service learning on local communities through firsthand experiences with a range of organizations who are leading the way in defining what it means to be a global citizen.

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3.0 Credits

SNHU Course:
Fundamentals of Global Enterprise

Gain a better understanding of global business practices with an internship in your career field at an organization abroad. Reflect on daily tasks and projects to make a real impact.

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Compass Programs
Interculturalism and Global Exploration

Students on our Compass programs have the option to complete this 3.0 credit course that promotes and develops global awareness, perspectives, and connectedness to increase your overall global competence. Please speak with your Program Advisor for more information.

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EF Global Scholars Certificate Program

Students on our 25-week EF Gap Year program have the additional option of earning an EF and SNHU certificate by completing a final reflection capstone project that explores a key aspect of global citizenship.

This is a unique opportunity to get a taste of college-level coursework and see the world, yourself, and your passions more clearly. On successful completion of the program, you can request a letter of recommendation from SNHU. You can even be considered for admission to an innovative degree program at SNHU—on campus or online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Earning college credit during your gap experience comes with a lot of questions. We’ve answered the ones we get most often.

When during my EF Gap do I complete my SNHU coursework?
  • The SNHU coursework that you complete is in addition to the organized activities and excursions built into your EF Gap program. Your assignments will build directly upon your gap experiences.
  • You will complete SNHU coursework during the corresponding program modules, usually during free days, evenings, and weekends off.
  • You will still participating in all organized EF activities and excursions. We want you to have a well-rounded experience!
  • Typically, you will complete your final project for a module at a convenient time after its completion or soon after returning home.
What will my EF Gap Global Scholars course experience be like?
  • The academic path is as varied as you need it to be. Course assignments along the way support you in actively thinking and documenting your global understanding and provide the building blocks for an international career.
  • You will document these connections by creating podcasts, journals, multimedia presentations, taking actions, or anything that can meaningfully contribute to a final course reflection.
  • Regular discussions with SNHU can happen during the course, or at the end of the course. We want to make communication simple as you pursue an academic path that both challenges them and inspires them.
What can I do with the college credit I receive from these classes?
  • Depending on the university, college, or academic program you enter, you may be able to submit them for consideration as substitutions for degree requirements or general elective requirements. The registrar’s office of your home university will be able to provide more details about how these credits transfer to your university.
  • You can also list them on your resume as relevant course work related to your EF Gap Program. If you are planning on being an EF Global Scholar, you should list that too!
  • If you are writing entrance essays after or during your EF Gap Program, you should reflect on the learning you did, the way you did it, and what you now know about how to excel as a self-directed, reflective college student.

Course Registration

Getting started
If you are interested completing SNHU coursework and earning college credit during your EF Gap experience, contact your EF Gap Advisor for more information.

Registration deadline
Students wishing to enroll in a course during their EF Gap program must inform their advisor of their plan to enroll at least 60 days prior to their program’s departure. Please ask your EF Gap Advisor about specific dates pertaining to your program.

Course length
Courses taken individually can run between 10 and 12 weeks. The Global Scholars program runs the full lengths of the 25-week Gap Year program.

Course credits
Each course is 3 college credits. The Global Scholars Program is available only for students on the 25-week Gap Year program, and it includes 3 college courses for a total of 9 college credits, plus an EF/SNHU certificate of completion after your final capstone.

Tuition cost
Individual courses are $400 per 3-credit course. Enrollment in 3 courses/9 credits for the EF Global Scholars program is $1200 (only for 25-week Gap Year students). This cost will be added to your EF Gap Year program fees.