EF Gap Semester

12-Week global gap programs

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Gap Semester Program Options

Travel the world with a cohort of new friends, experiencing two destinations in depth. Select your perfect combo of destinations and activities from our five signature semester options.

Language study & internship in Europe

Gain language fluency, international business experience, and newfound confidence during a whirlwind semester in multiple Europe cities.

Next Departure: Spring 2022

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Spanish in Costa Rica & service learning in Peru

Take your passion for outdoor adventure and making an impact from Europe to Costa Rica and Peru, where you’ll focus on Spanish and sustainability.

Next Departure: Spring 2022

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Language study in Europe & service learning in Thailand

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Nice, Barcelona, Rome, or Berlin, then shift gears to focus on sustainable development in Thailand.

Next Departure: Spring 2022

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Service learning in Thailand & internship in Sydney, Australia

This far-flung adventure will take you from European museums to elephant sanctuaries in Thailand to Australian organizations.

Next Departure: Fall 2022

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Service learning in Thailand and language study in Japan

Expand your mind, palate, and perspective by working with NGOs in Thailand and taking an immersive language course in bustling Tokyo.

Next Departure: Fall 2022

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What you'll gain

In the face of big life decisions ahead, the most precious resource we have is time: time to grow, explore, and figure out what we’re really working towards before taking on our futures.

  • Confidence & Independence

    Get out of your comfort zone and discover what you're capable of.

  • Global Citizenship

    Gain language skills, experience new cultures, and expand your horizons.

  • Self-Discovery

    Understand how to leverage your strengths and begin to define your life path.

  • Real Life Skills

    Learn how to live and travel on your own and build skills that will help you later in life.

Program Details
  • Spring 2022 Program Dates:
    Jan 22, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022

  • Fall 2022 Program Dates:
    Sep 16, 2022 - Dec 2, 2022

  • Program Length:
    12 Weeks

Tuition for our 12-week gap semester programs starts at $17,500, and scholarships are available. Tuition includes:

  • Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

  • Your accommodations and some of your meals on the trip

  • Innovative and personalized language learning at one of EF's accredited language schools

  • Workshops and activities designed to help you discover your strengths and goals

  • Guided group activities, service projects, and excursions led by local guides

  • One-on-one mentorship and 24/7 travel support before and during your program

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Taking a gap semester 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.

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