Gap year programs abroad

A gap year abroad is one of the most effective ways to become a global citizen, study abroad and travel the world. Build an impressive set of skills to present to college and university admissions officers or future employers that document your global achievements: language fluency, volunteer service and work internship. Take a look at our gap year programs and get in touch with us.

EF Languages Abroad

16 + years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: FranceSpainCosta RicaItalyGermanyJapanKorea

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: FranceSpainCosta RicaItalyGermanyJapanKorea

Why take a gap year abroad?

A gap year abroad is one of the most effective ways to learn a new language. By being fully immersed in your language courses and relying on them in your day-to-day life, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your language skills at an exponential rate. No matter where you decide to study, a gap year abroad will teach you to appreciate local cultures as well as the international cultures that you will be exposed to throughout the year. During your gap year abroad, you will experience countless new things, from taking on new challenges each day, to learning more about yourself and the world.

Gap year ideas

There are a variety of options to choose from when you decide to enrol in our gap year programs. By operating schools in 9 different destinations, we provide an endless amount of gap year ideas that would excite any student. When deciding which gap year program is right for you, try to find a destination that provides the best opportunity for personal growth. For example, if a destination makes you feel uneasy, try to think of the positive benefits that come from stepping outside of your comfort zone. By the time you finish your gap year program abroad, you will feel comfortable in almost any environment.