Learn to navigate modern 9–5 life and thrive in a cross-cultural work environment in the global city of Stockholm, Sweden. Begin your adventure with a week of orientation, traveling to Switzerland and Italy; wrap up your semester at Ashridge House in the UK, where you’ll reflect on your journey, further develop your leadership skills, and return home with a leveled-up resume, ready to take on whatever comes next.
Upcoming travel dates:
Spring 2024: February 16 – April 26, 2024
Fall 2024: September 16 – November 25, 2024
Work with us predeparture to define your internship goals before being matched with a modern company in Stockholm that is best-suited to kickstarting your career.
Immerse yourself in the community and culture of a European workplace while learning about the impact of globalization on business.
Become a productive member of a cross-cultural team: develop your ability to take and apply feedback, explore your interests, and learn how to work with others.
Return home with an experience you’ll be excited to share in your next interview.
Switzerland 2 days
Fly overnight to Zurich, a global center for business and your base for orientation! Explore the city with your cohort and participate in workshops at EF’s headquarters that will prepare you for the semester ahead.
Italy 4 days
Explore this modern metropolis, world-famous for its design industries, with your experienced EF Tour Director then spend a day cruising by boat on scenic Lake Como.
Sweden 8 weeks
Conclude your guided exploration of Europe in the city that will be your home base for the next eight weeks: the contemporary, vibrant city of Stockholm, the Venice of the North! Settle into your apartment and wander through your new neighborhood. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Town and visit the Nobel Prize Museum to get inspired by ideas that changed the world.
Begin your journey living and working independently abroad! Learn about your internship organization and how to navigate a new city. Get to know your colleagues as you begin working on a few projects. Engage in regular professional development and reflection sessions facilitated by on-the-ground staff and local business experts.
Settle into your new city and job, spending your days enhancing your professional skills and working on different projects at your internship; enjoy evenings cooking, exploring Stockholm, and hanging with new friends. Make the most of free time on the weekends by planning a trip to a nearby city or town.
During the final week of your internship, you'll complete any outstanding projects and have the opportunity to receive feedback from your mentor. Enjoy a group dinner with your cohort celebrating your accomplishments over the past nine weeks!
United Kingdom 1 week
Travel to London, the final major European city of your semester abroad, with your cohort to sightsee before heading to historic Ashridge House, where you’ll learn about your leadership style, reflect on your program, and return home with the foundation for a fulfilling career.
Tuition for this 10-week program is $18,500, and payment plans are available. Tuition includes:
When you need us most, we’re always close: EF Gap Year students are supported by multiple layers of staff throughout their experience abroad.
Learn more about on-program Safety & Support, from our on-the-ground Student Life Coordinators and Tour Directors to our 24/7 Safety & Incident Response team.
Our Gap Year Consultants are ready to answer any questions you may have and enroll you on our program.