12 weeks: Service learning in Thailand and language study in Tokyo
Have you ever taken care of an elephant? Or eaten sushi straight out of a fish market? The Voyager is guaranteed to expand your mind, palate, and perspective.
After kicking off your program with an epic tour of Europe, fly to Southeast Asia, where you’ll experience Thailand through the lens of sustainable development. Explore Thai culture and social entrepreneurship and roll up your sleeves to work on service projects. Next, fly to Tokyo for an immersive Japanese language course. Put your new skills to the test by exploring the futuristic city and soaking up its legendary food, fashion, and anime scene.
Gap Semester 12 Weeks
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.
Sep. 17 - Dec. 3
Jan. 22 - Apr. 9
Tuition for this 12-week program is $20,000, and scholarships are available. Tuition includes:
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.
With over nine million people, this bustling city provides students with a high-energy experience and feast for the senses.
Tokyo is sometimes called “a city of cities” because it consists of 26 cities located within one metropolitan area—each with its own unique character. From the fashion-forward streets of Harajuku to the anime-themed shopping centers of Akihabara, Tokyo presents endless opportunities for people watching.
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.