12 weeks in Europe. Choose where to learn a language and intern abroad.
Spend a semester in Europe gaining language fluency and international business experience. You’ll return home with a transformed perspective and newfound confidence that you’ll carry for the rest of your life.
Throughout your semester, you’ll enjoy a balance of structured activities and free time to explore on your own—with other world-class destinations just a hop, skip, or high-speed rail train ride away.
Gap Semester 12 Weeks
Study a language at an EF Language School located in the heart of a city where the language is spoken. Accelerate your learning by interacting with locals outside of class.
Languages offered: French in Nice, Spanish in Barcelona, Italian in Rome, German in Berlin
Intern at an international organization and gain real business experience you can add to your resume. You'll learn how to conduct yourself in professional settings and live on your own as an independent adult.
Destinations offered: Seville, Spain and Dublin, Ireland
Our gap semester programs culminate with a transformative series of workshops and seminars led by experts in business and international relations. Reunite with the rest of your cohort to reflect on your gap, develop a post-gap plan for success in college and your career, and say goodbye to everyone during a gala farewell banquet and awards ceremony.
EF Gap Semesters depart in September and January every year.
Sep. 17 - Dec. 3
Jan. 22 - Apr. 9
Tuition for this 12-week program is $17,500, and scholarships are available. Tuition includes:
Choose where to learn a language. EF Language Campuses are located at the heart of these world-class cities.
Our internship host cities all share three things in common: friendly locals, a thriving business scene, and a strong international community.
Thinking about traveling in the coming year? Our flexible booking policies and risk-free cancellation options mean that you can book your gap experience with confidence. For more details, speak to one of our EF Gap Year Advisors, or see our full booking conditions here.