Our Mission & Philosophy

Our educational philosophy

The EF Gap Year approach focuses on four essentials skills that prepare students for success in our increasingly globalized world. Learn more here (PDF).

  • Growth Mindset

    Learn to follow your curiosity and embrace new challenges.

  • Global Perspective

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

  • Personal Development

    Become a more mature and well-rounded person.

  • Action

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

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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