OUR SCHOOLS ARE OPEN!Call us for latest availability

Gap Year Programs in the USA

If you really want to understand American culture, spending a gap year in the USA is the best way to do it. Whether you want to complete part of your high school education in the USA, or you understand how great a gap year in the USA will look on your CV, we have a program for you.

Gap Year Programs in the USA
EF Language Year Abroad

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: USA
City: New YorkLos AngelesMiamiHonoluluSan FranciscoSan DiegoBostonSanta BarbaraSeattle
EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

16 - 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: USA
City: New YorkLos AngelesMiamiHonoluluSan FranciscoSan DiegoBostonSanta BarbaraSeattle
EF Languages Abroad

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: USA
City: New YorkLos AngelesMiamiHonoluluSan FranciscoSan DiegoBostonSanta BarbaraSeattle

Gap year in the USA

Your English skills will be transformed when you take a gap year in the USA. If you're planning to improve your English ability on a long-term program of study, a gap year in the USA is a great choice, not only academically, but as a life experience as well. Diving into American culture you'll get used to a new way of life and gain confidence using your language skills all day, every day. Spending a gap year in the USA will also make you more open-minded, as you see different ways of living and experience different values. Whatever your life plans, living in the USA for a year is a valuable life experience you'll remember long after you return home.

Working towards fluency

If you're spending a gap year in the USA, you'll be aiming to become proficient in English by the time you leave. A year is a long time, and even if you're a total beginner at the start of the course, with hard work and dedication it is possible to become a confident English speaker in a year. To call yourself fluent in English, you need to be able to read, write, and speak with confidence in a variety of settings. Of course a lot of your progress will be down to you as an individual, the effort you put in combined with your natural ability, but a gap year in the USA will provide you with all you need to work towards fluency, along with vital help and support from experienced teachers.