EF Gap Year Program

The ultimate global, customizable gap year

Program Info
  • 2022 – 2023 Program Dates:
    Sep 9, 2022 – Mar 31, 2023

  • Program Length:
    25 Weeks

  • Program Fee:
    $38,500, all flights included
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For the traveler who wants to experience it all

Venture far outside your comfort zone and discover your place in the world on an EF Gap Year. You'll experience three destinations of your choice in depth through language immersion, service learning, and an internship abroad.

  • Global skills

    See other ways of life and learn to communicate across cultures

  • Confidence and independence

    Learn how to live and solve problems on your own

  • Life readiness

    Learn how to take care of yourself and manage your time

  • Self-discovery

    Understand your strengths, weaknesses, and goals


2022–2023 Program Itinerary

Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to availability and local conditions at the time of departure.

Term 1 September - December

European Immersion

2 Weeks Europe European Immersion

Start your EF Gap Year by getting to know four incredible European cities from an insider’s perspective: London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona. Gain cultural literacy and check iconic destinations off of your bucket list.

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Language Study

6 Weeks Custom Language Study

Take an immersive language course at a fully-accredited EF Language School in the city of your choice. Study Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese.

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Service Learning

6 Weeks Custom Service Learning

Collaborate with local social enterprises to support community efforts in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Tanzania, or Thailand. Be a force for good in the world and explore ways to make a real social impact.

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Term 2 January - April

Australia & New Zealand Immersion

3 Weeks Australia & New Zealand Australia / New Zealand Immersion

Set off on the ultimate road trip in the middle of your gap year: a three-week immersion Down Under. This three-week adventure is a perfect balance of action and free time.

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Internship

6 Weeks Custom Internship

Experience 9 to 5 working life and live independently in the global city of your choice. You’ll be placed with a respected organization and mentored by professionals in your host city.

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EF Leadership Academy

5 Days London EF Leadership Academy

Reunite with your cohort to attend a transformative series of reflection, workshops, seminars, and simulations led by experts in business and international relations.

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Wrap Up

2 Days London

Evaluate all your experiences, develop a post-gap plan for success in college and your career, and say goodbye to your cohort during a gala farewell banquet and awards ceremony.

Customize your program modules

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.

Pick Your Destinations

Choose from 19 destinations across Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Oceania.

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What's included

Tuition for this 25-week program is $38,500, and payment plans are available. Tuition includes:

  • Flights and transportation

    Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

  • Room and board

    Your accommodations and some of your meals on the trip

  • Course at an EFLanguage Campus

    Innovative and personalized language learning at one of EF's accredited language schools

  • Personal development programming

    Workshops and activities designed to help you discover your strengths and goals

  • Activities and excursions

    Guided group activities, service projects, and excursions led by local guides

  • Global support network

    One-on-one mentorship and 24/7 travel support before and during your program

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