Multiple Locations +4
  • England
    • London
  • France
    • Normandy
    • Paris
  • Italy
    • Rome
    • Bologna
  • Switzerland
Program Tags
College Credit Cultural Immersion Hands-On Learning

Program Details

City Exploring
Academic Year Fall
Hostel Hotel
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Activities & workshops: Guided excursions and hands-on workshops with local experts.
Flights & transportation: Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary.
Room & board: All housing and and approximately half of your meals are covered.
EF Global Support Network: One-on-one mentorship and travel support before and during your program.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Some Meals Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Meals
Feb 28, 2023
Nov 08, 2022
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About Program

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your fall? Take four weeks to discover the diverse cultures of four major European countries: England, France, Switzerland, and Italy.

You will start off the program in London where you will meet your cohort and learn the fundamentals of global business in the world’s financial hub. Then, head to France to dive into the history of Normandy and explore the art and architecture of Paris. Be sure to grab some croissants and baguettes along the way. After France, spend a few days in Switzerland where you’ll get to visit the Alps and walk the historic streets of Lucerne. Finally, finish up your program in Italy, getting to know the food and agriculture scene in Bologna, Florence, and Rome. You will return home with a new sense of independence and revitalized energy to take on whatever might be next!

Upcoming program dates:
2023 Spring: Apr. 19 – May 17
2023 Summer: Jul. 5 – Aug. 2
2023 Fall: Oct. 5 – Nov. 1

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Program Highlights

  • Explore new cities and cultures.
  • Build lasting relationships with your cohort and tour directors.
  • Gain independence, adaptability, and a growth mindset.


EF Gap Year Awards

EF Gap Year has awards of up to $5,000 for students in their gap year and semester-long programs. Various scholarships are available for leadership, blogging, videography, and photography. Over $50,000 of funding is available every year.


Program Reviews

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  • Housing 3.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

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I was so worried about college and my next steps in life after I graduated high school in 2022. I decided I wanted to take a gap year and see where life takes me. In the fall of my gap year, I found EF’s website and fell in love. I decided on the European discovery since I always wanted to go to Europe especially France and Italy! I worked and saved the next few months and in April of 2023, I finally flew to London and met my fellow travelers. And I can’t put into words how amazing it was. I had a great group and tour leaders who made the experience so much better! I felt supported 24/7. It was affordable with insurance plans, a phone bill plan and great hotel/hostel accommodations! I felt safe at all times. We had amazing dinner reservations, wonderful tour guides in the cities we were at and special activities such a cheese factory, a cooking class and more!
I will be returning to EF on my next trip!

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Yes, I recommend this program

European Discovery

Overall pretty good! Not the best choices with food, not a lot of variety, but other than that, everything was pretty good! Loved being able to actually go out drinking and have fun with friends, the tours were amazing, loved walking around the cities and learning about the history. The hostels we were in were pretty decent, of course theyre hostels so they're not going to be five star, but they got the job done. Great chance to make friends cus you'll be rooming with different people, its all really fun.

  • Everything is planned out for you
  • Not a lot of food variety during group dinners
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