The trip of a lifetime.

Global gap programs for students 18-22.
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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.

EF Gap Year programs are designed to put you in the driver’s seat as you expand your horizons, discover your interests, and gain new confidence, all while making lifelong friendships along the way.

Independent Living

Spend your gap in one or multiple countries living alongside other growth-minded students.

Daily Learning

Engage in immersive learning of global culture, commerce, and sustainability.

Endless Growth

Return home a new and improved you, ready to take on whatever comes next in life.

Programs that match your goals

Choose the program that aligns with your goals, interests, and travel style.

The world leader in international education

When you travel with EF Education First, you travel with a global organization that has been in operation since 1965. EF’s mission has always been to open the world through education, and we’ve delivered on that promise for millions of students.

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Years of operation

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Countries and regions

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