Prior to the start of my gap year, I did some basic research on other students' successful gap years and the various ways they filled their time. I quickly came across the USA Gap Year Fair, and signed up immediately. After an informative presentation by a general Gap Year Advisor, I met the representatives at EF. I explained to the team that I was looking for a language immersion experience that was time flexible.
Given the other elements I had planned into the year, I knew a standard September through December course would not fit my needs. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that EF courses begin every Monday. I was also happy to be given the option between a student residency and a homestay. After more independent research, I ultimately decided to enlist in EF given their years of experience. Their history in language immersion speaks volumes to their ability to run a course successfully.