Welcome to the EF Gap Year Help Center

Taking a gap year between high school and college is an incredibly worthwhile experience. But it can also be a complex decision. We created this help center so that you can find answers to several commonly asked questions, download useful forms, or read our privacy policy. But you should also feel free at any time to give one of our helpful advisors a toll-free call:


What you’ll find in this help center



Read answers to the most frequently asked questions from students, parents and guidance counselors.



Download useful program documents and forms. Find templates for writing deferral letters, college essays—and much more.



Learn about EF scholarships, university-based financial aid, private funding, and fundraising ideas.


Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. Learn how we use—and don’t use—your personal information.


Legal notices

Find out the important Terms of Use of this website, including your User Agreement with us.

Questions? Speak with an EF Gap Year Advisor.


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