Gap year programs in New Zealand

Spend a gap year in New Zealand and become fluent in English. No matter what your current level is, a full year in New Zealand will be enough to bring your English up to an advanced level. Our innovative courses are designed to build strong foundations and make learning fun, so you begin speaking English with confidence. Want to know more? Take a look at our course options.

Gap year programs in New Zealand

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: New Zealand

EF Languages Abroad

14 - 25 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: New Zealand

EF Languages Abroad

25 + years
1-24 weeks
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: New Zealand

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Gap year in New Zealand

Spending a gap year in New Zealand working on your English will change your life, not just academically, but socially and personally too. Studying abroad is an amazing experience in itself, but to go to such an unusual destination really is the chance of a lifetime. Spending time in a new country and culture and immersing yourself in a new language can be challenging, but its hugely rewarding too. Not only will you return home after a gap year in New Zealand speaking English confidently, at a high level, you'll also form friendships with other international students, making memories and exploring New Zealand alongside your studies.

Study in a stunning natural setting

When you spend a gap year in New Zealand studying English you'll have plenty of time to explore these stunning islands. Our courses are designed for you to make the most of your destination, and your language skills will improve as you do so. There's an extensive program of activities for you to join in with during your gap year in New Zealand. The spectacular natural beauty of New Zealand forms the basis for many of the activities available, and thrill-seekers will love to visit sites as diverse as volcanoes, mountain peaks, and endless coastlines. Enjoy city life within easy reach of beautiful countryside, and experience all that New Zealand has to offer.