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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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.