The ultimate global, customizable gap year
Venture far outside your comfort zone and discover your place in the world on an EF Gap Year. You’ll experience three destinations of your choice in depth through language immersion, service learning, and an internship abroad.
At the end of it all, you’ll return home with a passport filled with stamps, lifelong memories, and a renewed sense of direction in life.
Term 1 September - December
Term 2 January - April
Evaluate all your experiences, develop a post-gap plan for success in college and your career, and say goodbye to your cohort during a gala farewell banquet and awards ceremony.
Annabel H., EF Gap Year Class of 2019 Boston University Class of 2023
My gap year took me out of my comfort zone so many times—and my life is better because of it. Now, as I head off to college, I am able to focus on my excitement rather than feeling nervous, because I have built so much confidence within the past year. If anyone is searching for a path to follow, a way to achieve their goals, or even just who they are, they need to take a gap year.
Want to join our 2021-2022 EF Gap Year program this fall? Below are some important dates to keep in mind:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and we recommend applying as soon as possible to maximize your chances of securing your top-choice destinations.
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.