Gap Experience programmes in Scotland, Edinburgh

If you want to study in full immersion, in a city where there’s never a dull moment, an English gap year course in Edinburgh is the perfect choice! Discover a new side of the UK, where you’ll soak up Scottish culture, speak English every day in an authentic setting, and (of course) make memories that will last a lifetime. Living in this multicultural city will allow you to explore more than just its castle, and you’ll get to know its winding streets like a local, developing hidden skills and breaking language barriers at every moment.

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Why take an English gap year course in Edinburgh?


There’s so much more to Scotland than kilts and bagpipes: an English long term course in Edinburgh will allow you to connect with this incredible country on so many levels. Make lasting friendships with Edinburgh’s welcoming locals, and experience rapid progress as you constantly learn in full immersion. On an English gap year course in Edinburgh, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn English in a unique, authentic environment
  • Explore Edinburgh through new eyes, getting to know the city and understanding what daily life is like in a different culture
  • Develop both your language skills and soft skills: the experiences you’ll have abroad in Scotland will help you grow both personally and professionally
  • Experience full linguistic and cultural immersion as you travel around the country and visit different parts of the UK
  • Meet different people from around the world and study in a welcoming, international environment

What will I do on my English long term course in Edinburgh?


At ESL, our gap year courses are extremely flexible. You can choose the exact amount of time you want to spend abroad with us - from a few months to the full gap year...or more! Our gap courses offer the chance to go intensive, get a diploma, combine business learning with standard English courses, and even gain valuable career skills with an internship or work experience. Your English gap year course in Edinburgh will allow you to experience a new life abroad, full of unique memories and opportunities!

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