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Gap Semester Programs

Travel your way: choose the expertly crafted program that best matches your unique personal goals, travel style, and wildest destination dreams.

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Pathfinder EF Gap semester program
The Pathfinder


Inspire what’s next: explore Europe, ignite your passions, and get a hands-on introduction to majors and career options that will help you forge your own path forward.

Next Departure: Fall 2024

Gap Year ideas for Japan
The Voyager


Learn about yourself, the world, and yourself in the world: embrace your adventurous side as you explore the natural wonders of Australia, then journey through Thailand and Japan.

Next Departure: Fall 2024

The Changemaker


Hike, snorkel, and surf your way through the diverse ecosystems of Latin America while working with local communities to learn about sustainability in action.

Next Departure: Fall 2024

EF Study Abroad in Costa Rica
Colorado State University Global Challenge Semester


Empower yourself to author the story you want told and enact the change you want made during an intercontinental journey through Colorado, Costa Rica, Panama, and Mexico.

Next departure: Fall 2024

EF Gap Year study abroad programs in Spain
Mosaic of Spain: Language, Culture & Politics


Immerse yourself in Spanish culture with a curated curriculum taught at both EF’s International Language Campus in Malaga and the University of Granada Center for Modern Languages.

Next Departure: Spring 2025

Culture, Media & Technology in Seoul


Discover the innovation and creativity that drives Korean culture during a semester living and learning in Seoul while taking classes at EF’s Study Center and Hanyang University.

Next Departure: Fall 2025

After completing this short form, one of our EF Gap Year Consultants will reach out to schedule a time to talk in more detail about which of our programs is right for you. For U.S. students ages 18–22.

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