Gap Year Abroad Gap Year Abroad with CIEE

A year away from everything, except great lessons.

A gap year is a unique opportunity to break free before college and discover the world – all at your own pace:

  • Touch down in one of nine destinations, where you’ll learn to navigate and appreciate all that another culture has to offer
  • Spend a semester or a full year making discoveries large and small
  • Build a foundation of language and intercultural skills that will last a lifetime

Just think: a year from now, you’ll bring home so many great memories and personal discoveries – none more important than a stronger sense of who you are and who you’re meant to be.

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  • Rachel Baker

    Sage McCormick

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in China

    Bio: Sage McCormick's passion for travel came to life through her love of history and studying languages, and she graduated high school with four years of Mandarin Chinese...

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  • Lauren Bechtel

    Kira Farley

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in France

    Bio: Kira Farley is an 18-year-old who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with her mother, father, sister, dogs, and turtles...

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  • Christina Cabezas

    Smith Childs

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Chile

    Bio: Smith Childs' love and interest in Hispanic culture and travel has grown from her multiple mission trips to Nicaragua and her study abroad in Spain...

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  • Stephanie Denoyer

    Maddy Torosian

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Japan

    Bio: Maddy Torosian is an 18-year-old from Atkinson, New Hampshire...

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