Make this your year

Travel the world and dive into new cultures with an EF Gap Year.

Three ways to travel

We have gap programs for every type of traveler. Select a program length and choose your destination(s).

Choose your own adventure

With more than a dozen destinations to pick from, the combinations are nearly endless. Craft your perfect EF Gap experience by creating an itinerary that is uniquely yours.

  • Europe

    See Europe like never before. Eat the best tapas, bike the most beautiful canals, and find the perfect angle for staring down the Mona Lisa.

  • Australia and New Zealand

    The jet lag is always worth it. Soak up the sun in Sydney, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, and gaze in awe at New Zealand's natural beauty.

  • Latin America

    Head south to experience it all. Zip-line through the Costa Rican rainforest, eat the freshest fruit in the Dominican Republic, and make an impact.

  • Asia

    Buckle in for a far-flung adventure. Sing your heart out at karaoke in Tokyo, care for elephants at a sanctuary in Thailand, and see Seoul for yourself.

What you'll gain

An EF Gap Year program helps you experience the world differently than a self-guided trip. Learn about yourself while diving into new cultures and preparing for your future.

  • Confidence & Independence

    Get out of your comfort zone and discover what you're capable of.

  • Global Citizenship

    Gain language skills, experience new cultures, and expand your horizons.

  • Self-Discovery

    Understand how to leverage your strengths and begin to define your life path.

  • Real Life Skills

    Learn how to live and travel on your own and build skills that will help you later in life.

Let's connect

Taking a gap year before or during college is an incredibly worthwhile experience; it can also be a complex decision. Complete the form below and one of our EF Gap Year Consultants will be in touch to help find the perfect program for you. For U.S. students 18–22.

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