Go abroad on your own timeline. Study a language in a new city for a week to a year.
Study a language at an accredited EF school while living in the heart of a city where it’s spoken. You’ll have plenty of time outside of class to explore and interact with locals, putting your new skills to use.
You could advance one fluency level every six weeks—thanks to our personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons with cultural immersion.
Classes are a few hours a day on weekdays, which means you’ll have the rest of your week to explore. Travel on your own or join activities coordinated by the language school.
You'll have ample opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and build your independence. You’ll learn how to handle unfamiliar situations and discover what you’re truly capable of.
Go abroad with the security of EF Education First—the world leader in international education—supporting you every step of the way. You'll have on-the-ground support, as well as a 24/7 emergency contact.
—Seoul, South Korea
*Available starting Fall 2022.
Our language schools feature state-of-the-art facilities and blend seamlessly into their local environment.
Our Costa Rica campus features lush greenery and a pool area.
Our Tokyo campus is located in the heart of Shibuya and features aerial views of the city.
Our Spanish colonial style Malaga campus is just steps away from the ocean.
You’re heading to a new country to steep yourself in another language and culture. We’re not surprised you have a few questions.
Any level of language proficiency is welcome, as we have classes to accommodate all levels. Whether you want to finally pronounce “ciao” with confidence or you’re looking to test into an even higher college language course, you’ll be a perfect fit at any EF International Language Campus.
This completely immersive language experience can be challenging, but it’s worth it. EF Gap Year students usually advance one official language level during a six-week module. Students on our semester program also see significant progress during their shorter, four-week stay.
This total immersion experience includes teacher-led instruction in the classroom, educational excursions around town, vocabulary-building in our learning lab, and additional self-directed exercises online at any time of day.
Yes! What those activities looks like depends on your school, but when lessons are over for the day, there’s a full program of activities, events, sports matches, and outings at school or around the city.
On the weekends, you’ll be invited to join optional excursions to other vibrant cities in your host country and beyond.
You’ll live in a shared room homestay with a local host, which is ideal for perfecting your accent.
Your food situation will depend on your location and accommodation type, but a typical plan with a host includes breakfast and dinner provided on weekdays and all meals provided on weekends.
You also have the option of living in an international student residence near your school at a supplemental price—subject to availability.
Tuition for this program starts at $1150/week.* Tuition includes:
*Note: Pricing will depend on factors such as destination, time of year, and course intensity. Please contact us for more specific pricing information.
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