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Intern abroad as part of your EF Gap Year

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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.

  • Internships Abroad

    Gain professional skills and a better sense of your career interests in an international city.

  • Service Learning

    Learn about structural issues and collaborate with local NGOs to support community needs.

  • Language Immersion

    Learn a language by studying at an EF school and living in a city where it's spoken.

  • Leadership Development

    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.

Choose from our 9 incredible internship cities.


25 Weeks
EF Gap Year Program

Our ultimate global citizenship experience: combine language study, service learning, an internship, and leadership development in multiple destinations around the world.

  • Language Study
  • Service Learning
  • Internship
  • Leadership Academy
12 Weeks
EF Gap Semester Program

Mix and match 2 custom modules (language, service, and/or internship). You could combine two different modules or do two of the same. Available for both Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Custom Module A
  • Custom Module B
  • Leadership Academy

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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.

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