Gap Year Webinars

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Scholarships & Fundraising: How to Make a Gap Work for You – Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Learn about how to finance your gap year from experts who help students create the best financial plan for their individual needs. We’ll discuss scholarships, 529 savings funds, and financing options.

You’ll also access creative strategies past gappers have used to make their gap work for them and insider tips on how to make your EF Gap Year scholarship applications more competitive.

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We’ve archived many of our past webinars, so you can view them whenever you want. Bear in mind that the content contained in past webinars may not be current—so for the most up to date information, register for a live session!

Gap Year 101: Everything you need to know about our program (August 12, 2020)

Explore the world in an hour! In this webinar, learn what a gap year is, hear how EF’s customizable gap year and semester programs work, and ask any questions you might have.

This presentation is a way to learn about the amazing benefits of a global gap year from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re a student, parent, or counselor, this session is for you!

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2021 Grads: Planning for Fall (July 30, 2020)

Senior year is one of the most wonderful and most hectic times of a student’s life! With college applications, extracurriculars, classes, and all those fun senior activities, it’s a non-stop ride from the first to last day of school.

This summer, use your time to check off your gap year acceptance off your list! Join us to learn how to make the most of your summer by applying for, getting accepted to, and securing your spot in a gap program for 2021-2022.

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Rethinking Fall Plans (July 16, 2020)

In the face of uncertainties when it comes to traveling in 2020 and 2021, we’re here to equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions. Tune in to our webinar to learn about the evolving status of travel restrictions, our response to the global situation, and your options when it comes to planning your gap.
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2021 Gap Year Kickoff (July 15, 2020)

Calling all rising high school seniors! In this webinar, learn about EF Gap Year’s 2021-22 gap programs, get lots of tips on when and how to apply, and prepare yourself to enter senior year with your gap acceptance checked off your list. From a live webinar recorded on July 15, 2020.
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Being a Gap Year Parent (July 9, 2020)

For parents supporting their children on this path to personal growth and leadership, it is important to be informed about the ways to support them in following the right path for them to grow personally, academically, and professionally.
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Service Learning: How to Give Back and Become a Global Citizen (June 25, 2020)

EF Gap Year offers service learning programs in five amazing countries: Thailand, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Find out how service learning can allow you to make a hands-on contribution to a community/ecosystem, while learning about yourself and the world along the way.
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EF Gap Year 201: Roundtable with Gap Year Consultants (June 18, 2020)

Hear from EF’s resident gap year experts as they discuss what travel means to them, what makes the EF Gap Year program so unique, and advice for navigating big life decisions.
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Costa Rica Immersion Panel (May 31, 2020)

Meet the team behind our 8-week fall immersion in Costa Rica! Learn about the experience of living and studying Spanish at EF’s Playa Tamarindo campus, exploring Costa Rica, and the service projects you could work on.
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Costa Rica Immersion 101 Webinar (May 21, 2020)

Gap year experts Rebecca and Lauren walk through our newest gap program: an 8-week service and language immersion in Costa Rica (this fall only). Sharpen your Spanish, make a hands-on contribution to a community and ecosystem in need, and earn college credit while you’re at it (IRL).
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Internships Deep Dive: Sevilla, Sydney, & Tokyo (May 18, 2020)

With EF Gap Year, you can gain valuable experience as an intern abroad. Join us for a deep dive into three of our amazing internship locations: Sevilla, Spain; Sydney, Australia; and Tokyo, Japan!
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EF Gap Year Intro (May 13, 2020)

With EF Gap Year, you can learn a language, participate in service learning, intern, and travel around the world for a semester or school year.
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European Immersion Overview (May 11, 2020)

Seasoned EF Tour Director Alejandro Santa-Cruz walks us through the ins and outs of our European Immersion—a 2-week guided deep dive into London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona that kicks off every EF Gap.
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Taking a gap during college (May 4, 2020)

Taking a gap during college can be the perfect way to recharge, recenter, and refresh your outlook on college and your future. Learn how to plan and make the most of your gap during college, and hear from an EF alum who took a gap semester that totally changed her life.
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From Gap to College Webinar: Strategies, Steps, and Secrets for Success (April 29, 2020)

Taking a gap year before college can give you an edge: personally, socially, and academically. In this webinar, we walk through strategies for planning and making the most of your gap year.
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EF Gap Year Alumni Panel (April 28, 2020)

Join EF alumni Helen, Sara, and Diego as they share their individual paths to their gap year and open up about their best memories, biggest challenges, and lessons learned. They reflect on how they changed during their year, and how their year shaped who they are today.
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EF Gap Year Alumni Panel (April 21, 2020)

Join EF alumni Lainey, Jenna, and Tayson as they share their individual paths to their gap year and open up about their best memories, biggest challenges, and lessons learned. They reflect on how they changed during their year, and how their year shaped who they are today.
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