A Wonderful, Growing program

Ratings
Overall
10
Housing: 9
Support: 8
Fun: 10
Value: 10
Safety: 9
Review

My EF Gap Semester was amazing. My cohort was fun and had an incredibly diverse set of personalities and backgrounds. Our Europe tour was probably the most fun two weeks I had ever had, the cohort grew super close as we traveled around the highlights of Europe cities. My actual semester was spent in Berlin. The EF school in Berlin is extremely well run and well staffed, I had a wonderful experience learning there. Moving over to my internship was easy and Johan, the internship director, was helpful and responsive. One of the issues that I experienced during the semester is that if I had an issue, I didn't know wether to reach out to my EF school or the gap semester program because each seemed confused about to work together to solve my issue. Another comment would be to spice up the pre-trip and post-trip orientation and de-brief. While the sessions we had were informative and interesting, they were not super applicable to the actual experiences we had during our semesters and they slipped into feeling dry and boring often.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed
2018
Private Note to Provider (optional)
I really loved my experience with the EF program. As long as the communication and work between the schools and the gap semester program continues to grow, this program should really continue to grow as well.