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 Volunteer Experience

Once you've successfully completed the volunteer service component 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 and request a letter of recommendation from the organization you worked for.


Global Leadership Certificate

Once you complete our Leadership Academy hosted at Hult International Business School's Ashridge campus outside London, 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 a university-level certificate for your Gap Year, or semester credit hours for any or all of your Gap Year or Gap Semester program modules.

EF Global scholars program

EF Gap Year students are eligible to earn 18 semester hours of credit for their 26-week program. A SNHU professor and EF Academic Mentors guide participants through a student-designed course program that focuses on global citizenship, college success, and the building blocks of an international career. On successful completion of the program, students can request a letter of recommendation from their professor. They can even be considered for preferred admission to a degree program at SNHU.

Individual courses

Gap Year and Gap Semester students can also take individual courses for credit at SNHU to correspond with the appropriate Gap Year or Gap Semester program module. Through the guidance of an SNHU Professor and EF Academic Mentors, students translate their hands-on experience, unique research activity, and continuous self-reflection into usable, resume-building outcomes such as cultural literacy, language fluency, community action, business knowledge, and leadership skills. 

Questions? Speak with an EF Gap Year Advisor.


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