Multiple Locations +5
  • Italy
    • Siena
  • China
    • Beijing
    • Shanghai
  • Jordan
    • Amman
  • Japan
    • Osaka
  • Online
4 - 52 weeks

Program Details

City Exploring Sightseeing
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer
Apartment Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
What's Not Included (Extra)

If you opt for a homestay, there is an additional fee to help cover the costs of an extra member in the household. This fee includes daily breakfasts and dinners at your home.

May 17, 2022
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

With Gap at CET, you'll experience academic content and activities that help you connect with the local community and your peers. You might take a language course-- or even have a language pledge depending on your program-- along with electives that will allow you study a variety of topics specific to each program. You will also take a core course taught across all CET Gap programs. Your curriculum is engaging - both in and out of the classroom - as you interview locals, tour museums, explore local landmarks, and immerse yourself in the city around you. All Gap programs aim to connect you with the local community and gain a deeper understanding of the culture through language partners, local roommates, or a homestay.

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Program Highlights

  • Engaging Language Classes
  • Program excursions in and out of the city
  • Live with local roommate or homestay
  • Courses to connect you with other Gap students
  • Optional college credit

Popular Programs

Students on Great Wall

The program offers language learning in everything. Uphold a full-time language pledge and live with a Chinese roommate. Enroll in an intensive language class, have one-on-one sessions with an instructor, and even take on theme-based weeks of focused practice. On top of everything, you'll be based out of Beijing—a city not to be missed by those looking for a future in China.

students on excursion

Gap at CET Japan is an intensive Japanese language program designed to maximize your progress—each semester covers a year's worth of Japanese. Your teachers are experienced and passionate, your peers are other motivated gap students and college undergraduates, and the curriculum is immersive and challenging. You'll be placed into the appropriate level of intensive Japanese language, and can opt to direct enroll in a lower-level elective at our host university, Osaka Gakuin University.

Students in Wadi Rum

Gap at CET Jordan is an Arabic intensive language program for students who have graduated high school. The program runs for Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. You'll take intensive language classes, live with a local Jordanian roommate, and have weekly meetings with a language partner. All that practice prepares you to take an official Oral Proficiency Interview at the end of the term—perfect for adding to a résumé or school application.

The Bund in Shanghai

If you’re looking for somewhere to explore your interests, try new things, and contemplate what’s next for you, look no further than Shanghai. This global city boasts a rich local history and culture, and a diverse job market that makes for intriguing internship opportunities. And with a local roommate, supportive faculty and staff, and the opportunity to pursue an internship, you’ll leave ready for whatever challenge lies ahead.

student group overlooking Siena

Take intensive Italian classes alongside college undergrads, live with a Sienese family, and explore your future endeavors in the gap student seminar. Not only will you return home with impressive language skills and international experience, you’ll leave feeling ready to take on whatever is next.

student interning

Develop your professional capabilities while exploring the international working world and a potential career path. We match your background and academic aspirations with an organization that lets you try out your interests in a work setting. You conduct a part-time internship, take on an in-class component that helps you maximize your on-the-job contributions, and identify your academic and professional priorities—all as you prepare for your undergraduate career.


CET Academic Programs Scholarships

CET is a study abroad provider with locations in Brazil, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Jordan, and Taiwan.

CET offers scholarships and financial assistance for their high school abroad, gap year abroad, and college study abroad programs. Financial assistance and scholarships are need and merit based.

Upon applying to any CET program, you'll gain access to CET's scholarships application.

$500 - $2,000

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