The measures we're taking to provide peace of mind
In a short period of time, so much has changed about our lives—how we work, how we communicate, how we move around our communities, and how we think about the world. The past few months have been different—and difficult—for every single one of us.
In March, we led the industry in rapidly bringing all our travelers home. We went above and beyond federal, state, and international guidelines to get students out of harm’s way. We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the world. As we prepare for our upcoming programs, our goal is to provide you a meaningful experience while exploring the world as safely as possible on an EF Gap Year program. However, given the evolving situation, we have put policies into place to provide flexibility and give you peace of mind in planning your upcoming gap program.
Please view our Interruption Policy as noted in EF Gap Year’s Terms and Conditions.
For summer 2021, we are excited to offer you our Sustainable Development in Costa Rica program, departing on July 1, 2021. This immersive, 4-week summer program is closer to home and features one destination, focusing on service learning and local sustainable development projects. You can also earn college credits!
Costa Rica is currently welcoming international visitors, and EF has already sent travelers to Costa Rica. They’ve been welcomed by local businesses and communities, and are having an amazing time.
Provided to all travelers
If a traveler is either diagnosed with COVID-19 while on tour or required to quarantine on account of COVID-19 while on program, EF will provide or arrange for the following, consistent with local requirements, at no additional expense to the traveler throughout the duration of any on-tour quarantine period:
We have remained agile over the past year, updating program itineraries and plans to adapt to our changing world. As the global situation continues to evolve and we get closer to departure, guidelines will be updated to reflect any on-the-ground realities of your chosen destinations, so we encourage you to check back often.
In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We’re here to help.