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
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.
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.
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.