Define your life path and gain the skills you need to get there with EF Gap Year.
Our program is designed to give you the tools to succeed in a global economy. Gain international work experience, learn a language, and serve a community—in multiple destinations around the world.
Gain professional skills and a better sense of your career interests in an international city.
Learn about structural issues and collaborate with local NGOs to support community needs.
Learn a language by studying at an EF school and living in a city where it's spoken.
Participate in activities and workshops that will hone your ability to lead in your own community.
Our internship module
Complete an internship abroad as part of your EF Gap Year program. Gain real-world experience you can put on your resume and enter your next chapter feeling ahead of the game.
Global internship placements
Access our network of internship partners across Europe, Asia, and Australia. Past students have done internships in marketing, business, technology, and more.
Mentorship & support
You'll receive 24/7 support, personalized CV and interview coaching, and a local contact based in the city where you're staying.
Taking a gap year before or during college is an incredibly worthwhile experience; it can also be a complex decision. Complete the form below and one of our EF Gap Year Consultants will be in touch to help find the perfect program for you. For U.S. students 18–22.
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