In the face of big life decisions ahead, the most precious resource we have is time: time to grow, to explore, and to figure out what we’re really working towards before taking on our futures. Taking a gap is not an alternative to college. It’s about preparing yourself to make the most of college—and in many ways, the rest of your life.
Every EF Gap program is comprised of different program modules: some give you the ability to customize your destination, while others are fixed. Each module will provide you with the tools and opportunities you need to decide who you’re going to be in this world.
Choose how long you want to travel. With year, semester, and short-term programs, there's an EF Gap experience for everyone.
Annabel H. EF Gap Year Class of 2019, Boston University Class of 2023
My gap year took me out of my comfort zone so many times—and my life is better because of it. If anyone is searching for a path to follow, a way to achieve their goals, or even just who they are, they need to take a gap year.
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.