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Gap year programs in London

By taking a whole year in London to explore the city and work on your English, you're giving yourself time to become culturally acclimated. By the end of your gap year in London you'll be fluent in English, ready to continue your studies in the UK, attend a British university, or return home fully qualified to work in English. Take the leap and sign up for a gap year program today.

Gap year programs in London

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: United Kingdom
City: London

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: United Kingdom
City: London

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: United Kingdom
City: London

Gap year in London

Spending a gap year in London in full immersion is a noteworthy accomplishment. Because you'll need English to communicate during your entire year in London, you can achieve a much higher fluency level than if you studied English back home. The English street signs, menus, movies and ads that you encounter on a daily basis during your stay will become much easier to read and understand. You’ll learn how to navigate the city and have in depth conversations in English with the friends you meet during your stay. At the end of a gap year in London, you’ll feel fully prepared to work or study in English, either at home or abroad.

Homestays and student residences

There are benefits to staying with a host family or staying in the dorms during your gap year in London. When you live with a host family, you’ll have personal help to quickly get you acclimated to the city. If you can't find a particular item in a store, for example, you can ask your host family. Your hosts can explain cultural differences, teach you regional slang, and tell you the ins and outs of London. If you decide to live in a student residence instead, you’ll meet students from all over the world. You’ll share experiences, study together, and explore the city together. Your friendships will extend long after you return home from your gap year in London.