Spend your first term developing your language skills and sustainability experience in the global cities of your choice. Return home for the holidays before reuniting with your cohort as you all kick off your second term exploring Australia & New Zealand. You’ll then travel together to Stockholm to begin your eight-week internship experiences before wrapping up your program at the EF Leadership Academy in London, where you’ll reflect on your best-year-yet.
Begin your journey to global citizenship and broaden your worldview. Navigate new cultures, customs, and languages outside your comfort zone.
See the world–and your role in it–from a new perspective.
Find purpose and motivation on your gap year; learn to communicate with, listen to, learn from, and travel with others.
Apply language and cultural knowledge as you cross continents. Discover new interests and pursue your passions in iconic destinations; return home with a range of diverse experiences, ready to navigate whatever comes next.
Term 1 September - December
Fly to Boston, where you’ll meet your cohort for Orientation at EF’s North American Headquarters. This is your chance to bond with your cohort of fellow Gappers, learn about important topics, and get excited for the semester ahead.
Winter Break December - February
Head home for the holidays, recount the adventures from your first term and rest. If you’re interested in adding more travel, you may want to consider joining us for one of our Short Term programs departing in January.
Term 2 February - May
Reunite with your cohort to attend a transformative series of activities, reflections, and workshops. Reflect on your experiences over the past six months and return home with a post-gap plan for success, feeling ready for the next chapter in your story.
Our EF Gap Year program is comprised of different program modules. Some give you the ability to customize your destination, while others are fixed. Learn more about these building blocks below.
Tuition for this 25-week program is $39,000 and payment plans are available. Tuition includes: