Meet our Gap Year Consultants

  • Publish Date: December 7th, 2021

Our EF Gap Year Consultants work full-time helping students and their families plan their dream gap years.

What is your Gap Year Consultant's goal?

Work with you and your family one-on-one to plan a gap experience that expands your horizons and meets your goals. This includes working internally to ensure each part of your itinerary is a good fit, gathering materials to help you make your decision, and helping you consider a financial plan for the program.

What are your Gap Year Consultant's responsibilities?

  • Conduct conversations with students and families to understand their goals for a gap experience, determine whether a gap is the right fit, and then dive into planning a life-changing, custom gap program
  • Work in tandem with Program Operations to confirm destination availability and appropriate challenge level for each module
  • Collaborate on funding plans by sharing strategies that have been successful for past students, discussing fundraising and scholarship opportunities, and providing clarity on our payment plans
  • Gather necessary enrollment information like housing choices, dietary restrictions, and making a plan, if necessary for college deferral
  • Share student and family profile with their assigned Gap Year Advisor to ensure a smooth transition from the enrollment process to the program stage
  • Host regular virtual webinars for prospective students that shed light on program intricacies of the program

Will your Gap Year Consultant always be your point person at EF?

Your Gap Year Consultant will always be available for questions—some of our Consultants are still in touch with alumni and their families—but once you enroll in the program, your Gap Year Advisor will be your main point of contact.

Gap Year Consultant, Lauren, loves to dive right in to helping you plan your gap

Brooke, one of our Gap Year Consultants, on an EF trip at the Great Wall of China

In addition to being a Gap Year Consultant, Mitch also runs a demonstrative farm for educational travel in Nicaragua

Gap Year Consultant, Kyle, did his own Gap Semester exploring the outdoors

Our Gap Year Consultant, Steph, recently did Remote Year, where she worked for EF from many countries including Thailand

Related student stories
Meet our Program Operations Team

Our Program Operations team works behind the scenes to create our life-changing programs. What is the Program Operations Team's goal? Research and select program destinations…

Meet our Local Guides & Field Directors

Our Local Guides & Field Directors are the people who bring every destination to life. What is the goal of our Local Guides & Field…

Interested in traveling with us?

Your journey begins here.

Get startedGet started