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Show them the world

Our programs will help your child discover their goals, while equipping them with the confidence and skills to get there.

Three program lengths to choose from

With year, semester, and short-term programs, there's an EF Gap experience for everyone.

Choosing their own adventure

With more than a dozen destinations to pick from, the combinations are nearly endless. Crafting the perfect experience is easy with the help of EF Gap Consultants who help your family create the perfect itinerary for your student.

  • Europe

    See Europe like never before. Eat the best tapas, bike the most beautiful canals, and find the perfect angle for staring down the Mona Lisa.

  • Australia and New Zealand

    The jet lag is always worth it. Soak up the sun in Sydney, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, and gaze in awe at New Zealand's natural beauty.

  • Latin America

    Head south to experience it all. Zip-line through the Costa Rican rainforest, eat the freshest fruit in the Dominican Republic, and make an impact.

  • Asia

    Buckle in for a far-flung adventure. Sing your heart out at karaoke in Tokyo, care for elephants at a sanctuary in Thailand, and see Seoul for yourself.

What your child will gain

An EF Gap Year program will help your child experience the world differently than a self-guided trip, as they learn about themselves while diving into new cultures and preparing for their future.

  • Confidence & Independence

    Get out of their comfort zone and discover what they're capable of.

  • Global Citizenship

    Gain language skills, experience new cultures, and expand their horizons.

  • Self-Discovery

    Understand how to leverage their strengths and begin to define their life path.

  • Real Life Skills

    Learn how to live and travel on their own and build skills that will help them later in life.

Frequently asked questions

Whether everyone in your family has taken a gap year or you just found out it’s an option for your student, you probably have questions about gap years.

We’ve heard them all, so we’ve compiled some of the questions we receive most often for you here. Our team is also available to answer any questions you have here.

Next steps

Taking a gap year before or during college is an incredibly worthwhile experience. It can also be a complex decision. We strongly recommend speaking with someone on our team who can help determine which program or destinations are right for your family.

  • Set up a time to talk with us

    Fill out the short form below, and one of our EF Gap Year Consultants will be in touch to walk you through the program and answer any questions you may have.

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  • Attend an informational webinar

    Not ready to talk to us just yet? Learn more about how our program works and get your questions answered at one of our weekly virtual info sessions.

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Let's connect

After completing this short form, one of our EF Gap Year Consultants will reach out to schedule a time to talk in more detail about which of our programs is right for you.

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