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.
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.
Annabel H., EF Gap Year Class of 2019 Boston University Class of 2023
During my internship in Madrid, I learned a ton of new programs. I was working with virtual reality, so I learned different ways to manipulate different software, draw in virtual reality—stuff that I thought I’d ever be able to do. I also learned more about team bonding and communication, met new people, and learned how to communicate in a new language.
Sara S. EF Gap Semester Class of Fall 2019
For my internship I chose to work in Sydney, Australia for 8 weeks as a marketing and design intern. I was offered a full time job about a month into my internship and accepted. I gained knowledge of the business world, the inner workings of a small company, and a better sense of what will be expected of me when I graduate and enter the business world again.
Our ultimate global citizenship experience: combine language study, service learning, an internship, and leadership development in multiple destinations around the world.
Taking a gap year before or during college is an incredibly worthwhile experience. It can also be a complex decision. Our Gap Year Consultants are ready to answer any questions you have and to help find the perfect program for you.
For over 50 years, EF's mission has been to open the world through education. We’ve introduced millions of young people to educational travel, language learning, and cultural exchange.