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Why choose World Endeavors for your Gap Year program abroad?

After completing high school or college, what is the next step? This transitional period may be the perfect time to take a step back and get a broader perspective on the world by traveling abroad. Taking a gap year is a chance to discover new interests, master new skills or languages, and shift your perspective in a new community. World Endeavors gap year participants do all this and more and return home better prepared than ever for college, graduate school, or a career.


Study Abroad

Are you graduating from high school but unsure about what to do next? This uncertainty can be stressful and difficult to navigate, but in reality, it’s completely NORMAL! A Gap Year provides an excellent opportunity to explore the world around you, while more deeply connecting to your own identity and passions. If you’re intrigued by a certain subject or enjoy studying languages, World Endeavors has semester and summer study abroad programs that don’t require you to be enrolled in a post-secondary program!

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Intern Abroad

Many students and recent graduates find it difficult to distinguish themselves in the crowd of job applicants. Taking a gap year to intern abroad is a chance to explore a career field in an exciting setting and gain some unbeatable life experience. In the course of the internship, they get exposure to the career field they’re interested in and acquire experience in that field.

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Featured Gap Year Abroad programs

Our most popular gap year programs abroad

Study Abroad

Study in Sardinia (University of Cagliari)

Study abroad at the University of Cagliari in Sardinia and get access to a one-of-a-kind study experience on this fascinating island.

Study in Sardinia (University of Cagliari)

The University of Cagliari, set on the island of Sardinia, is dedicated to ongoing research and development, and prides itself on its renowned teaching faculty and ongoing collaboration with other universities. The University of Cagliari has six faculties with over 24000 students enrolled.

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Study in Vietnam (Foreign Trade University)

Study abroad at the Foreign Trade University in Vietnam and enhance your work-readiness skills while boosting your global connections.

Study in Vietnam (Foreign Trade University)

Study abroad at the Foreign Trade University in Vietnam and enhance your work-readiness skills while boosting your global connections.

The Foreign Trade University (FTU) prioritizes building a global network with a large number of universities all over the world and promoting international cooperation through its relationships with over 185 foreign institutions. FTU is one of the top universities in Vietnam and offers a wide range of courses in economics, business, finance, banking and foreign languages, which are taught in Vietnamese, English, Japanese and French.

Study Abroad
Costa Rica

Study in Costa Rica (Universidad Veritas)

Study abroad with World Endeavors in Costa Rica and expand your skills while deepening your knowledge of this beautiful, richly diverse country.

Study in Costa Rica (Universidad Veritas)

Universidad Veritas in San Jose prides itself on offering the top-rated Study Abroad program in Costa Rica, which combines language learning, cultural integration and exploration of this biodiverse country. This university prioritizes diversity and inclusion, as well as having a strong emphasis on sustainability and climate change education.

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Study in China (Shanghai University)

Study in Shanghai’s modern metropolis and immerse yourself in the language, culture and economy of China

Study in China (Shanghai University)

Scattered with multinational corporations and the largest stock exchange in China, Shanghai offers glimpses into the inner workings of a global economic force. Study at Shanghai University, which has been ranked in the top 100 universities in Asia.

Volunteer Abroad

Youth Sports Coaching Volunteer in Tanzania

Engage with local communities and promote positive change as a sports volunteer in Tanzania.

Youth Sports Coaching Volunteer in Tanzania

Engage with local communities and promote positive change as a sports volunteer in Tanzania.

Our Top Destinations

World Endeavors offers culturally focused international programs in 42 countries around the world. In each location, our programs are designed to be enriching and immersive while offering an impressive list of unique, challenging and hard to find opportunities. Start your journey now!

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.


  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations


  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support


  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!


Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.


Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.


Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!


You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

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