Gap Year Programs in France

Spend a gap year in France exploring the culture, customs and the French language. Our year-long gap year programs in France are designed to optimize your language skills, giving you the best chance to become fluent. There's so much to see and do, your gap year in France will feel anything but long.

Gap Year Programs in France
EF Gap Year

EF Gap Year

Individual travel programs between high school and college
Get more out of college with an academic year or semester abroad that includes educational travel, language study, volunteer service, a work internship, and leadership development.
Destination: France
City: all destinations FranceNiceParis
EF Language Year Abroad

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Abroad
Combine language and academic studies abroad at an accredited EF school to prepare for an international career or degree.
Destination: France
City: NiceParis
EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

16 - 25 years
2-24 weeks
Abroad
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start your course any Monday.
Destination: France
City: NiceParis
EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

25 + years
1-24 weeks
Adults and professionals
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: France
City: NiceParis

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An Independent Gap year

You’ll fall in love with France, especially if you like great food, art, and architecture. Spending a gap year in France can help you understand the nuances of French much easier than if were to attempt to learn the language at home. Ordering food in French from a menu, bargaining in French at an outdoor market, and enjoying French theatrical performances will become part of your life during your gap year in France. Our program will also allow you to gain a French perspective on the world, make lasting friendships, and develop your independence as a world traveler.

Adopting France

One of the most pleasant things about a gap year in France is that you have the time to evolve throughout the year. You'll start out uneasy, perhaps frightened to speak French and intimidated by all the incomprehensible things around you. As you settle in and make friends, your French will improve and you'll develop some habits: a favorite cafe, your neighborhood bakery, your morning walk to school. By the second half of your gap year in France, you'll be more confident, taking weekend trips with friends to explore different regions, showing off your French when you have visits from home. After finishing your gap year program in France, you'll never want to leave!