Become a citizen of the world in just 26 weeks

An EF Gap Year can help you gain documented skills in the five key areas of an international career. You decide where in the world you’ll travel, study, volunteer and intern.

  • Semester 1: September - December

    Orientation

    2 WEEKS

    Start your EF Gap Year by meeting fellow EF gappers at an intensive orientation in London, where you gain all the skills you need to succeed on the program.

    EF Gap Year - 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 Year - Welcome Tour

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  • Language Study

    6 WEEKS

    Now 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 Year - Language Study

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  • Volunteer Service

    6 WEEKS

    Then 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.

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  • Winter break: 6 weeks

    College App Seminar

    3 DAYS – Optional

     

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

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  • Semester 2: January - April

    Immersion Tour

    3 WEEKS

    After Winter Break, continue your EF Gap Year by exploring the world with your fellow gappers on a guided cultural immersion tour to Australia and New Zealand.

    EF Gap Year - Immersion Tour

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  • Internship

    6 WEEKS

    Next, 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.

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  • Leadership

    3 WEEKS

    Then attend a transformative Leadership Academy at Hult International Business School’s Ashridge campus near London, including a trip to Ireland and Scotland.

    EF Gap Year - Leadership Academy

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  • Wrap-up

     

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

    EF Gap Year - Wrap-up

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Our most popular EF Gap Year programs

ALL-INCLUSIVE: TUITION, TRAVEL ROOM & BOARD
STARTING AT: $33,500

Where will your EF Gap Year take you? The combinations are endless, since you choose the destination for you language study, volunteer service, and internship. Every EF Gap Year starts with Orientation in London and a Welcome Tour of Europe. There’s always an Immersion Tour of Australia after Winter Break. And you always end your year with EF Leadership Academy, a Farewell Tour of Ireland, 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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TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA

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Korea

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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3 CONTINENTS EF GAP YEAR

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Questions? Speak with an EF Gap Advisor.