Break Free with a Gap Year Abroad

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  • Language & Culture

    Semester / Year

    Immerse yourself in the local scene while improving your fluency in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, or Arabic.

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  • Service & Leadership

    Semester / Year

    Work with a community on global issues, such as sustainable development, children’s rights, or education.

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  • Global Internship


    Join an English-speaking organization and get hands-on experience in a career or industry of your interest.

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A gap year abroad is a unique opportunity to discover the world and find the right path for your future — at your own pace. Whether you choose to focus your experience on language proficiency, community service, or an internship, all CIEE programs combine classroom academics, cultural activities, and independent travel in many extraordinary destinations around the world. Break free for one semester or a full year — to a single destination or any combination of two! Just think: you’ll return home with great memories, new skills, and a fresh perspective before college.

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(Also includes Semester and Summer programs)

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New Gap Year Internship Program!

Intern in Seville, Spain - rated #1 City to Visit in 2018! Applications are now open for Fall 2018. Learn more.


Teachers: lead your own students abroad!

We now offer pre-packaged school trips to 5 exciting locations to help you take the learning outside of the classroom. Introduce your students to the world and travel for free!

Are you a social media guru?

Apply to our new social media grant and get up to $3,500 off the cost of your semester abroad!