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Our programs fill up fast, so it’s always best to begin the application process as soon as possible.
This process should take about 30 minutes or less to complete, and an EF Gap Year Consultant will contact with you regarding next steps once we’ve received your information.
And if you have any questions, or need help with your application, feel free to contact us anytime, we're here to help!
If you are not yet ready to start your application, and prefer to get some more information on our programs first, please contact us here.
Choose the program and start date that you are most interested in. And don't stress, these choices are NOT binding. You can change your selection at any time during the application and booking process.
The EF Gap Year program is comprised of several different modules - some of which can be customized to best fit your college, career and personal goals.
Select from the options below to build the gap year program that's perfect for you!
And once again, don't worry - you can always edit your selections later if you change your mind.
Start your EF Gap Year by getting to know Europe from an insider’s perspective on tours of its greatest cities: London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona. Gain cultural literacy and check four incredible cities off your bucket list.
Take an immersive language course at a fully-accredited EF Language School in the city of your choice. Study Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese.
Choose your language of study and school location:
Collaborate with local social enterprises to support community efforts in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Tanzania, or Thailand. Be a force for good in the world and explore ways to make a real social impact.
Choose your service country:
Set off on the ultimate road trip in the middle of your gap year: a three-week immersion Down Under. This three-week adventure is a perfect balance of action and free time.
Experience 9 to 5 working life and live independently in the global city of your choice. You’ll be placed with a respected organization and mentored by professionals in your host city.
Choose your internship city:
Reunite with your cohort to attend a transformative series of reflection, workshops, seminars, and simulations led by experts in business and international relations.
Evaluate all your experiences, develop a post-gap plan for success in college and your career, and say goodbye to your cohort during a gala farewell banquet and awards ceremony.
Term 1 Fall 2021
Term 2 Spring 2022
Term 1 Fall 2022
Term 2 Spring 2023
Select from the options below to build the gap semester program that's perfect for you! And once again, don't worry - you can always edit your selections later if you change your mind.
Start your EF Gap Semester by getting to know Europe from an insider’s perspective on tours of its greatest cities: London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona. Gain cultural literacy and check four incredible cities off your bucket list.
Customize the focus and destination of this module, by choosing Service Learning, Internship, or Language Study
Note, that if you plan to study a language, you should do so in this module.
Customize the focus and destination of this module, by choosing Service Learning or Internship.
All EF Gap Year participants are required to maintain adequate medical and accident insurance throughout the term of their program.
EF Gap Year offers a specially designed Global Travel Protection Plan that meets all of the program’s requirements and recommendations at a very competitive price of $800 for Gap Year and $400 for Gap Semester. This cost is not included in your base price, but in addition to it, and non-refundable after the 10 day review period.
Learn more at efgapyear.com/travel-protection
This program is primarily designed for US citizens and legal residents. All other passport holders should specify your country of legal citizenship below. We will review your application and contact you to discuss your enrollment eligibility.