Break Free with a Gap Year Abroad

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15 Destinations | Semester or Year

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.

Choose from three program types:

  • Language & Culture

    Soak up a new culture

  • Service & Leadership

    Contribute to a good cause

  • Global Discovery

    Gain professional experience

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With 15 global destinations and 3 program types available, plan your dream year abroad with CIEE. Land in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Ghana, China, Japan, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic or Canada.

Picture yourself taking language classes with other international students at the Sorbonne in Paris, doing an internship at a digital marketing agency in Berlin, or teaching underprivileged children in Ghana... The possibilities are endless, and so are the benefits.

Don’t miss out! Start planning today.