Gap Experience, Types of courses
Gap Experience

Types of courses

Long term language courses in total immersion: Types of courses

With the considerable boost that language knowledge can give your career and the soft skills that you’ll develop, these programmes are a superb investment in your future. They have been specially developed in partnership with first-class language schools and colleges. Whatever your individual needs and goals, we have a course for you.

Standard or intensive general courses
Develop well-rounded skills by studying a structured language course over a number of months. These popular programmes offer you the chance to make rapid progress towards fluency, while enjoying total cultural immersion. You will progress upwards through multiple levels and gain a broad general and working vocabulary, enabling you to accurately discuss a wide range of topics with ease. With the ability to speak, listen, read and write in the language, you will have lifelong assets that will open the world to you, both personally and professionally.
Elective courses
These programmes combine language training with specialised sessions on topics relevant to you. Studying in small groups, alongside others who share an interest in your field of study, you will make fast progress towards your goals. Participants in these programmes are often, but not always, working towards professional objectives. Not only will you make the best possible progress with the language you’re learning, but you will also come back brimming with confidence in your specialty.
Exam preparation courses
Employers, academic institutions and official authorities around the world use language certificates to make important decisions about you. Without a certificate, they have no proof of your level. If your application were compared to someone’s with a language certificate, who would you choose? The programmes are carefully designed and taught by experts who specialise in exam preparation and will help you reach your objective, with a special emphasis on the topics that are essential parts of the exam you’ll be preparing.
Global career development
Gain in-depth insight into the professional world, develop your language skills and come home with invaluable international experience. Offered in a selection of global cities, this programme will help you structure your career, while benefiting from the insights of local business leaders who are actively involved in the programme. In-context language lessons ensure rapid development of your English, while the experience of professional workshops will give you enviable and valuable soft skills. And all of this comes with the immeasurable benefits of living and studying in total cultural immersion. There’s no better way to start your career.
Academic year
Offering excellent value for money, academic year programmes take place over 6 or 9 months. They lead to a recognised certificate upon completion and are also an ideal pathway to Higher Education. The programmes are structured to give you the language skills required in the modern world but will also help you develop soft skills to let you shine in your personal and professional future. Whether you choose to spend a year on campus or living immersed in one of our thrilling destinations, don’t miss this chance to have a truly authentic year abroad that will certainly shape the rest of your life.
Multilingual academic year
Imagine coming home from your travels with incredible stories to tell and the new languages to tell them in. Dedicate a year of your life to studying more than one language, and there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Because we have schools in more than 50 countries around the world, we can offer you something to your taste, tailor-made to your preferences. Your programme will be surprisingly affordable, too, with our special offers for longer stays.
Diplomas and vocational training
From specific fields of study like business or health and beauty, you can achieve a certificate or diploma through exciting vocational training. It’s the perfect way to study in English after studying English during your time abroad! We’ll help you navigate the prerequisites for these programmes and give you our personalised advice to make sure you choose the course of study that’s right for you, and at the end of your stay, you’ll have a distinguished diploma as a testament to your hard work!
Higher Education
If you’d like to begin or continue your university studies abroad, enrol in one of our Higher Education programmes which can last anywhere from months to years. In general, classes are conducted in English, for which reason it is essential to have a good command of the language. Consult the specific section for this programme on our website for more information. 
Course + Paid jobs
Working during your time abroad is a great way to put your language skills to the test in a real-world situation, make some extra cash and extend your stay while living in full immersion. Getting practical work experience in your field of study is priceless, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result! It’s also a nice way to get to know locals and become further immersed in your host country’s culture.
Course + Volunteering
Giving back to the community is a priceless experience that you can enjoy during your long-term language programme. Volunteering can be an incredible capstone to your course and will really consolidate the language skills you’ve learned along the way. Enjoy total immersion in the culture in an experience where the language will become your vehicle to providing support where it’s most needed.