Ready for a change of scenery and embark on the most exciting adventure of your life? Plan ahead and you’ll be well equipped! Apply early for a shot to win $500 and stock up on all the travel gear and gadgets you need — and then some.

Here’s all it takes: Simply complete your CIEE Gap Year Abroad application by May 1, and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card! Yours to use for anything you choose: a new backpack for hiking or weekend excursions, a digital camera to document your daily discoveries, the deluxe headphones or travel pillow of your dreams…

Three types of gap years abroad are available. Take your pick:

Language & Culture

Take the opportunity to fire up your fluency in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, or Arabic. Stay with a carefully screened host family, and enjoy interactive language classes and cultural excursions for a fully immersive experience.

Come home with a certificate of language learning, renewed confidence, and a global mindset.

Chile | China | Dominican Republic | France | Italy | Japan | Morocco | Spain

Service & Leadership

Spend your gap year serving a cause close to your heart and making a lasting impact on a community while developing a new set of skills and perspectives. Created in partnership with local NGOs, our programs balance service time, local adventures, and mingling with community members for full cultural immersion and maximum fun.

Come home with a certificate of international community service and a whole new perspective on the world.

Dominican Republic | France | Ghana

Global Internship

Join an English-speaking organization and get hands-on experience in a career or industry that fits your interests. All our programs combine three days a week of internship, with two days a week of professional and self-development seminars. While abroad, you’ll enjoy organized and independent travel opportunities, as well as plenty of interaction with native speakers for a fully immersive experience.

Come home with a certificate of internship, a head start on your resume, and perhaps even a new career plan!

Canada | China | Germany

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