EF Gap Year Itinerary

Become a citizen of the world in just 25 weeks.

The full global citizenship experience: language, service, and internship in one year. See the world and discover your passions on our customizable, global gap year program.

Please note: Due to the continued severity of the global pandemic, the EF Gap Year team has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020-2021 year program departure to January 2021. For more information, please visit our Travel Advisory page.

Term 1 September - December


3 days New York

Start your EF Gap Year by meeting fellow students at an intensive orientation on an EF campus outside New York City, where you'll gain all the skills you need to succeed during the program.

European Immersion

2 Weeks Europe European Immersion

Get to know Europe from an insider’s perspective on tours of its greatest cities: London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona. Gain cultural literacy and check four incredible cities off your bucket list.

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Language Study

6 Weeks Custom Language Study

Take an immersive language course at a fully-accredited EF Language School in the city of your choice. Study Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese.

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Service Learning

6 Weeks Custom Service Learning

Collaborate with local social enterprises to support community efforts in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Tanzania, or Thailand. Be a force for good in the world and explore ways to make a real social impact.

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Winter Break 6 Weeks

College App Seminar (Optional)

3 Days Boston

Work with professional advisors to craft an amazing college application and essay during this 3-day intensive in Boston. Convert your experiences into a compelling story for college admissions officers.

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Term 2 January - April

Australia & New Zealand Immersion

3 Weeks Australia & New Zealand Australia / New Zealand

Set off on the ultimate road trip in the middle of your gap year: a three-week immersion Down Under. This three-week adventure is a perfect balance of action and free time.

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6 Weeks Custom Internship

Experience 9 to 5 working life and live independently in the global city of your choice. You’ll be placed with a respected organization and mentored by professionals in your host city.

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EF Leadership Academy

5 Days London EF Leadership Academy

Reunite with your cohort to attend a transformative series of reflection, workshops, seminars, and simulations led by experts in business and international relations.

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Wrap Up

2 Days London

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.

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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