Short-Term Program

European Exploration

Program Itinerary

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Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to availability and local conditions at the time of departure.

London, UK

5 Days

Gap year student looks at Big Ben in London

London: Sightseeing

LONDON, ENGLAND

Fly to London, where you’ll meet your cohort and begin your journey together. Travel to the must-see spots of the city, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, and enjoy a free day to explore on your own.

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EF Gap program in London

London: Business & Academia

LONDON, ENGLAND

Explore the UK's long and prestigious academic history with a day trip to the quintessential university town of Oxford. Learn about London's connection to global business through a Q&A with a leader of an innovative global company.

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Normandy, France

3 Days

Short-term gap program in France

Normandy: History

NORMANDY, FRANCE

Board a ferry to cross the English Channel to Normandy, the site of the D-Day landing, where you'll visit Mont-Saint-Michel and learn about WWII history in the place where it happened—there is no better place for this the past to come alive.

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Paris, France

7 Days

Gap year students visit the Mona Lisa in Paris

Paris: Art

PARIS, FRANCE

Visit world-class museums and historical sites like the Louvre, Monet's Giverny, and Versailles. Enjoy a free day to soak up the culture of the City of Lights–and eat as many croissants as you can!

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Lucerne Region, Switzerland

3 Days

Gap year program itinerary in Lucerne

Lucerne: Sightseeing

LUCERNE REGION, SWITZERLAND

Head into the heart of Europe as you cross the border into Switzerland; enjoy an Alps excursion and scenic boat ride, then spend a free day wandering the medieval streets of Lucerne.

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Bologna & Florence, Italy

5 Days

Gap year program in Italy

Bologna: Food & Agriculture

BOLOGNA, ITALY

Visit picturesque Parma to try the original Parmesan cheese, then take a food tour of Bologna and and visit Bologna's university quarter, one of the oldest in the world.

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Short-term gap program in Italy

Florence: Food & Agriculture

FLORENCE, ITALY

Immerse yourself in the architecture, art, cuisine, and culture of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city on a food tour that celebrates the delicious diversity of Italian food!

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Rome

4 Days

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Rome: Wrap-Up

ROME, ITALY

See awe-inspiring sites such as the Colosseum and the Vatican. Enjoy an intensive Italian cooking class and free time to explore The Eternal City. Conclude your program by celebrating all you’ve been through and reflecting on your experience with your cohort before heading home!

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Program fee

Tuition for this 4-week program is $7,900, and payment plans are available. Program fee includes:

  • Activities & workshops

    Guided excursions and hands-on workshops with local experts.

  • Flights & transportation

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

  • Room & board

    All housing and approximately half of your meals are covered

  • EF global support network

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

Ready to get started?

Our Gap Year Consultants are ready to answer any questions you may have, then they’ll work with you and your family one-on-one to plan an experience that expands your horizons and meets your unique gap goals.

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