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Return home with documented proof

We document all the global skills you acquire during your gap experience with a portfolio of official certifications that you can present to prospective universities and future employers. You can even opt to earn college credit for your gap through Southern New Hampshire Univesity.

Documented proof of your success


Language Fluency Assessment

At the completion of your language studies, you will receive a course certificate as well as an official assessment of your language skills. These can help you place out of your college's language requirements.


Certificate of Service

Once you've successfully completed the Service Learning module of your gap experience, you will receive an official certificate detailing the contribution you've made to the communities you served abroad.


Certificate of Internship

Upon completion of your internship, you will receive an official certificate from EF. You can also request a letter of recommendation from the organization you worked for.


Global Leadership Certificate

Once you complete EF Leadership Academy, you will receive a certificate of participation that highlights all the leadership skills you have gained.

Earn college credit

Document your EF gap experience by enrolling in one of the following course programs offered through our innovative educational partner, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). You can earn credits for individual modules of your EF Gap Year or Gap Semester program—or even a university-level certificate.

Individual courses

EF Gap Year and Gap Semester students can take individual courses at SNHU for credit to correspond with these Gap Year or Gap Semester program modules: Language Study, Service Learning, and Internship. Through the guidance of a SNHU Professor, students translate their hands-on experiences, unique research activity, and continuous self-reflection into usable, resume-building outcomes. Students can earn up to three credits for each SNHU course they take. 

EF Global Scholars program

EF Gap Year students have the additional option of earning a university-level certificate from SNHU by taking their Language Study, Service Learning, and Internship modules for credit and completing an additional capstone project that explores a key aspect of global citizenship. On successful completion of the program, students will be awarded nine credits and the EF Global Scholars Certificate—an impressive addition to their academic portfolio. 

Questions? Speak with an EF Gap Year Consultant.