12 weeks of incredible global experience

Start your EF Gap Semester in either September or January. You decide how you'll focus your gap experience in two skill-building modules with your choice of language study, volunteer service, or internship.

  • Orientation

    2 WEEKS

    Start your EF Gap Semester by meeting  fellow EF gappers at our orientation in London, where you gain all the skills you need to succeed.

    EF Gap Semester - Orientation

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  • Welcome Tour

     

    Next, get to know Europe with an insider’s perspective on a professionally guided tour of its greatest cities: London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and Barcelona.

    EF Gap Semester - Welcome Tour

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  • Module A

    4 WEEKS

     
    Choose the global skill you would like to learn

    Now you can start customizing your EF Gap Semester by deciding how—and where—you will build your skills in one of three essential aspects of a global career:

     
    Language Study

    Build your communication skills at a fully accredited EF language school abroad. We offer 7 languages, all located in world-class cities: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean.

    EF Gap Semester - Language Study

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    OR
     
    Volunteer Service

    Help a community in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, or Nepal empower its youth, improve its water and food supplies, or preserve its environment.

    EF Gap Semester - Volunteer Service

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    OR
     
    Internship

    Gain valuable business experience abroad by working at a respected organization in a world-class city: Dublin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, or Seoul.

    EF Gap Semester - Internship

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  • Module B

    4 WEEKS

     
    Continue customizing your EF Gap Semester

    Deepen your understanding of the same global skill with a change of country. Or broaden your knowledge by exploring a different skill.

     
    Language Study
     
    OR
     
    Volunteer Service
     
    OR
     
    Internship
  • Leadership

    2 WEEKS

    Then attend a transformative Leadership Academy at Hult International Business School’s Ashridge campus near London.

    EF Gap Semester - Leadership Academy

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  • Wrap-up

     

    Share all you’ve learned during your EF Gap Semester at our wrap-up, which includes a gala farewell banquet and awards ceremony.

    EF Gap Semester - Wrap-up

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  • College App Seminar

    3 DAYS – Optional – Fall EF Gap Semester students only 

    Work with an advisor to craft an amazing college application package and essay during this 3-day intensive in Boston.

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Our most popular EF Gap Semester programs

ALL-INCLUSIVE: TUITION, TRAVEL ROOM & BOARD
STARTING AT: $17,500

Where will your EF Gap Semester take you? The combinations are endless, since you choose both the destination and
content for each of your two modules. Every EF Gap Semester starts with Orientation in London and a Welcome Tour
of Europe. You always end with EF Leadership Academy and a program Wrap-up in London.

Additional fees apply for select destinations. Please also note that all destinations and program inclusions are subject to availability and group size.

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Questions? Speak with an EF Gap Advisor.