About Us:

Meet the team

Here at EF, support is far from one-size-fits-all

There’s our on-the-ground presence in 114 countries (that’s the big, sweeping kind). But there’s also the team we build around every student that takes a gap with us. From day one, you can lean on your EF people for the kind of one-to-one support that’ll make a huge difference in your gap experience.


Gap Year Consultants
Making your dreams come true

When you’re considering a gap, these are the experts you want on your team. Our Gap Year Consultants work with your family to determine whether a gap is the right fit and match you with the program that will change your life.

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Gap Year Advisors
Always just a text away

Each EF Gap Year student is paired with a dedicated Program Gap Year Advisor who will be a mentor, emergency contact, and main support person throughout your program experience. Always an email, text, or quick phone call away, your advisor is there for you whenever you need.

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Local Guides & Field Directors
Bringing new places to life

The true magic of any EF program is our on-the-ground staff. Our Local Guides and Field Directors are there to help you get the most out of your experience and provide the expertise and insider perspective that will make for an unforgettable trip.

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Program Operations
The people behind the magic

Unlike other gap year organizations, we insist on overseeing every aspect of your program ourselves—it’s the only way we can maintain our strict quality standards. Our Program Operations Team is on the front lines, working closely with partners around the world to ensure that your EF Gap Year experience runs smoothly.

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We’re EF Education First

For more than 50 years, EF has offered quality educational programs all over the world that help people of all ages continue to learn and grow through life-changing, hands-on experiences.

Why Choose EF