Discover new interests, pursue your passions, and make this your year by living and learning in the global destinations of your choice. Learn more about yourself, the world, and yourself in the world over two terms of international adventure.
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
Meet your cohort and support team at EF's North American headquarters to prepare for the year ahead through activities, info sessions, and workshops.
Kick off your journey by traveling to Europe to explore four iconic cities at the lead of your local Tour Director. Check iconic destinations off of your bucket list as you discover London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona with your cohort.
Say hello—hola, kon’nichiwa, bonjour, ciao, or halo—to the destination of your choice. Immerse yourself in the culture and study at one of EF’s International Language campuses.
Be a force for good in the world: collaborate with local NGOs that are exploring ways to make a sustainable impact at an individual, community and global scale.
Winter Break December - February
Head home for the holidays, recount the adventures from your first term and rest.
Term 2 February - May
Reunite with your cohort to embark on the ultimate road trip Down Under. This immersive Oceania adventure is a perfect balance of action, free time, and Guided Exploration.
Live independently and navigate the nuances of global business culture at a respected, international organization in the modern city of Stockholm, Sweden.
Attend a transformative series of activities, reflections, and workshops to reflect on your EF Gap experience; return home ready for what's next.
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 $39,500 and payment plans are available. Tuition includes: