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Our Mission & Philosophy

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Our educational philosophy

The EF Gap Year approach focuses on four essentials skills that prepare students for success in our increasingly globalized world.

  • Taking a gap year in Australia
    Growth Mindset

    Learn to follow your curiosity and embrace new challenges.

  • Two women taking a gap year in Thailand
    Global Perspective

    Build a toolkit of must-have skills for true global citizenship.

  • Two students pose in front of church in Barcelona, Spain
    Personal Development

    Become a more mature and well-rounded person.

  • Taking a gap year with EF

    Gain the confidence to successfully navigate an ever-changing world.

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We’re EF Education First.

For more than 50 years, EF has offered quality educational programs all over the world that help people of all ages continue to learn and grow through life-changing, hands-on experiences.

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