Discover the true meaning of service.

Work with a community abroad as part of your EF Gap Year

Find your purpose and gain the tools you need to shape the world.

Participate in service learning as part of an EF Gap Year program. You could serve a community, learn a language, and intern abroad—in multiple destinations around the world.

  • Service Learning

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

  • Internships Abroad

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

  • 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.

How it works

Choose the program that works for you. We offer three different program lengths:

Let's connect

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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