The Globetrotter

12 weeks: Service learning in Thailand and internship in Australia

A far-flung adventure

The Globetrotter is perfect for the open-minded culture-seeker looking to maximize their gap semester. Spend your twelve-week program circling the globe and experiencing radically different environments across three continents. You’ll return home with a new sense of purpose and a passport packed with stamps.

After an immersive two-week tour of Europe’s most iconic cities, you’ll move on to Thailand, where you’ll support and collaborate with local social enterprises and established NGOs. From there, you’ll close out your global gap experience with a professional internship down under in Sydney, Australia.

Program Highlights
  • European Immersion: Embark on a guided tour of London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Barcelona with your cohort.
  • Service Learning: Explore Thailand and see the country’s sustainable development goals in action through hands-on projects and cultural immersion.
  • Internship: Intern at a professional organization in Sydney, Australia and learn how to live on your own. Past students have done internships in marketing, business, technology, and more.
  • EF Leadership Academy: Reflect on what you’ve learned, and hone your leadership skills through workshops and activities.

Program Itinerary

Please note: We are still enrolling for Spring Semester 2021, which will depart on March 27, 2021. Moving forward, this program will depart only in September and January. For more information visit our Travel Advisory page or contact us.

Gap Semester 12 Weeks

European Immersion

2 Weeks Europe European Immersion

Every EF Gap Semester program kicks off with a guided, culturally immersive tour of four iconic European cities: London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona. Bond with your cohort as you explore these cities and make lifelong memories together.

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Service Learning

4 Weeks Thailand Service Learning

Traverse the landscape of sustainable development in Thailand and collaborate with local social enterprises in furthering community goals: such as elephant conservation, youth outreach, and rural development.

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Internship

4 Weeks Sydney, Australia Internship

Intern at an international organization in Sydney 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.

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EF Leadership Academy

1 Week London EF Leadership Academy

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.

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Program Fee

Tuition for this 12-week program is $20,000, and scholarships are available. Tuition includes:

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

  • Room & Board

    Your accommodations and some of your meals on the trip

  • Activities & Service Projects

    Guided excursions and service opportunities with partner organizations

  • Global Support Network

    One-on-one mentorship and 24/7 travel support before and during your program

  • Professional Development

    Access to CV/interview coaching and our network of internship partners

Expand your thinking in Thailand

Take your time in Thailand so you can soak up the succulent street food, ancient ruins, ultramodern cities, and sustainable agrarian communities.

On your gap, you’ll work with local NGOs and community members to conserve its precious natural environment, join sustainable community development efforts, and help care for elephants.

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Take a deep dive in Sydney

An English-speaking city of more than five-million, and an economic hub with vibrant finance, manufacturing, and technology industries—Sydney is an ideal internship destination.

While on your gap, you’ll build fundamental business skills by immersing yourself in the key activities of an international company or non-profit organization, and have plenty of free time left over to soak up Sydney’s famous culture and warm sunny weather.

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Risk-free cancellation means you can book with confidence.

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.

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