• Life in a new language Gap Experience

    Long-term language stays abroad

    Extend your immersion in another culture: our Gap Experience programmes offer you the most efficient route to fluency, with discounts for longer stays. Whether you are looking for internships, work and study, access courses for higher education, official language certificates, volunteering programmes, or simply a longer course, a gap year course is your chance.

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    Early Bird offer – save up to ‎£180 all year round

    The earlier your book, the more you save!      3-4 months before departure 4-5 months before departure More than 5 months before departure 4-5 weeks  ​booked £45  £70 £90 6-7 weeks  ​booked £90 £110  £135 8 ...

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    Best price guaranteed

    We guarantee the lowest prices on all adult courses. If you find the same programme cheaper directly with ...

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    Alumni offer – up to GBP 400 discount for our former students

    Are you a former ESL student? Book another language stay with us and benefit from an exclusive discount: £20 ...

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    Gap Experience benefits

    • Language skills and international experience give your CV an international dimension, and a gap year is the ideal moment for this kind of project. After immediately improving your prospects with employers and universities, for example with a language certificate, you will enjoy lifelong soft skills and cultural awareness that can only come with a longer stay abroad.

    • Choose ESL for your gap year and you will enjoy a programme that has been designed according to your personal needs, aims and desires. You can, for example, extend your stay and use language skills in a working environment. Do something productive, learn to see life from a new perspective and have a great time living abroad.

    ESL quality

    We help thousands of people each year to find the perfect study destination(s) and course for a Gap Experience abroad. Why do so many people choose ESL?
    • Best Price Guarantee
    • Great deals on long-term language stays
    • Free flights, iPads, etc.
    • Fantastic destinations and reputable schools
    • Free enrolment & administration
    • Free “second chance” guarantee and exam cancellation insurance
    • Award-winning personalised service
    No two individuals are the same and our goal is to find you the right programme for your personal priorities. Get in touch with our team to arrange a free, no-obligation appointment. 

    Lowest prices guaranteed

    ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

    Information days

    ESL – Language Travel will be out and about in London. Come and meet us at one of our information days in your area.

    5 reasons to choose ESL - Language Travel

    1. Star Agency Europe
    2. ESL – Language travel is Europe's Star Agency  

      ESL – Language Travel won Star Agency Western Europe for the fifth time at the 2016 ST Star Awards. 

    3. Best price guarantee 

      If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.

    4. Free and personalised service 

      We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.

    5. Customer satisfaction 

      In 2017, 96% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

    6. Certified quality 

      ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.