Program Fees

EF Gap Year program value and pricing.

An investment in the future

By entering college more socially and academically prepared, gap year students are less likely to change their majors, more likely to graduate faster than their peers, and have higher GPAs on average.1, 2

Our gap year programs are designed with outcomes in mind that make for happy and successful adults. Through your EF Gap Year, you’ll develop better habits, time management skills, and independence by navigating the world on your own.

1. Recent survey conducted by the American Gap Association
2. Recent Middlebury College/UNC Chapel Hill study

Program Cost

Your EF Gap Year Consultant can help you choose the right program for your needs:

  • EF Gap Year program:
    $38,500

  • EF Gap Semester programs start at:
    $17,500

  • Short-term programs start at:
    $6,900

Included in Program Fees

Your gap year program fee includes everything you need to have a successful gap.

  • Airfare & transportation

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

  • Room & board

    Your accommodations and some of your meals on the trip

  • Classes & activities

    Language classes, service projects, and excursions led by local guides

  • Global support network

    One-on-one mentorship and travel support before and during your program

Please note: All destinations and program inclusions are subject to availability and group size. A supplemental cost will apply if a student elects to stay at an EF Residence during the Language Study module. Passport and visa fees are the responsibility of the participant, which can be up to $200 in some locations.

Payment Plans

You can pay in full upon enrollment, or you can select a payment plan to pay for your program over a series of months leading up to the program.

By enrolling in the program earlier, you can stretch out your payments over a longer period of time. Speak with your Gap Year Consultant for more information. See more details on payment deadlines here.


Scholarships & Fellowships

EF Gap Year awards up to $50,000 each year in merit-based scholarships and fellowships to qualified students enrolled on a gap program to help offset the cost of the program.

These fundraising opportunities include:

  • Global Citizens Scholarships: Awarded to students who show great enthusiasm, aptitude, and commitment for learning and growing in a global community.
  • Global Influencer Fellowships: Recipients of the Global Influencer Fellowship are natural storytellers. As an EF Gap Year Fellow you will share your experiences during the time you are abroad via various online and social media platforms.
More About Scholarships

Did you know? If you’re receiving college credit through an EF Gap Year program, most 529 accounts will allow you to put those funds towards your program. For more information, check with your 529 provider or speak with an EF Gap Year Consultant.

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