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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CIEE is accredited by the Gap Year Association.  It has demonstrated excellence in the field of gap year education having passed all required standards which are approved by the US Department of Justice.