Since 1965, EF has sent millions of people around the world to have life-changing experiences. EF’s global reach spans more than 100 countries in 6 continents. We understand the world because our 52,000 staff members live and work in more than half of it.
“Opening the world through education” is EF's mission. We bring that to life with our gap year program, which is the culmination of 50 years of expertise in educational travel, language learning, and cultural exchange—our “greatest hits,” if you will.
EF Gap Year prepares students for success in our increasingly globalized world. Our educational philosophy celebrates travel as a pathway to understanding and self-discovery. We help students experience the world and discover their passions with our academic year, semester, and summer programs.
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.