EF Gap Year Programs

If you're looking to break out of your routine, EF's gap year programs might be just what you're looking for. Spend your gap year abroad with EF and immerse yourself in a new culture. You'll experience a new culture while dramatically improving your abilities in your chosen language.

Maybe you are:

  • Seeking to immerse yourself in a new culture while volunteering with people from your new community and from all around the world
  • Hoping to spend a language-intensive year abroad honing your skills towards an exam certification in your chosen language
  • Dreaming of travel in an exciting new place with a new language and culture to explore (or a fast-paced year traveling to two or three new places!)
  • Searching for opportunities to develop your special interests in an international environment or to gain valuable internship experience abroad while attaining fluency in a foreign language

If one (or more) of these applies to you, EF's gap year programs abroad have what you're looking for. Choose from a range of programs at one of our schools around the world and spend your school year abroad making your own combination of adventure, professional internships, volunteering, exam certifications, and travel. Regardless of which of the gap year programs abroad you choose, on your gap year abroad you'll make friends and memories to last a lifetime.

With EF, you can spend your gap year overseas in France, Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, China, or Japan (or more than one). An EF gap year abroad will guarantee you fast progress in your language of study under our full immersion program. Choose among multiple accommodation options and opt for a language course that suits your pace and intensity. With EF's gap year programs abroad, you control where you go, what you study, and what you do!

So where will your gap year take you? We look forward to helping you plan the trip of a lifetime!