Orientation in London

Fly to London to meet your cohort of fellow EF gappers. Together you gather at the Ashridge campus of Hult International Business School, located on the spectacular grounds of a former English country estate outside London. Here you’ll get to know each other through a carefully planned series of welcome events, intensive orientation seminars, and relaxing social activities.

EF Gap Year - Orientation _ Prepare for the adventure

Prepare for the amazing adventure ahead

Your gap experience begins with two
intensive days of orientation at Hult’s
renowned executive training center
for the global business community.
Through an intensive series of moderated
group discussion and seminars,
you’ll get all the information insights
you need to make the most out of the
adventure ahead.

EF Gap Year - Orientation - Leadership - Ashridge

Enjoy college campus life in England

When you’re not attending an orientation seminar, welcome event, or group excursion, experience campus life at a traditional English university. Work out in the onsite gym, take a swim in the Olympic pool, or go for a run or walk through the parkland on well-marked trails. Your accommodation will be a shared room with a fellow EF gapper in one of the campus’ student residence halls. Most of your meals will be eaten in the campus dining hall—formerly the manor’s banquet hall.

EF Gap Year - Orientation - Head to London

Head to London to explore Europe’s largest city

The remainder of your week, your cohort will head into London, Europe’s largest and most exciting city. Once you are comfortably installed at our conveniently located hotel and meeting facility, you will continue your orientation seminars and begin your Welcome Tour of Europe with guided visits around the city.

Orientation seminar topics


Setting the right expectations

Orientation discussions and breakout sessions that help you understand what to expect from the program and yourself:

  • Understanding how our program works
  • Setting realistic personal goals
  • Navigating culture shock and homesickness

Getting the most out of your gap

Discussions and exercises that help you set academic, career, and personal goals and then create an action plan for how you will achieve them during your gap experience. You will update this action plan with your EF Gap Advisor at the end of every program module to ensure you stay on track.


Rules of the road

Group discussions and interactive exercises to ensure your gap experience will be as safe and fun as it is life-changing. 

  • Program rules and regulations
  • Safety policies and procedures
  • Who to turn to in times of need
  • Basic first-aid best practices

Internship Application

All EF Gap Year students who will be doing an internship as part of their gap experience will need to create their application profile.

  • Create a compelling resume for prospective employers in your chosen city
  • Identify your top 3 career fields of interest

Questions? Speak with an EF Gap Year Consultant.


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