Gap Experience programmes in USA, Portland

Live in full immersion on the striking Pacific Coast on an English gap year course in Portland! If you’re the type that wants to get a true taste of life in another country, without following the crowds, this vibrant city will give you the insight you crave. Slip straight into urban US life, using English every day as you explore Portland’s two sides - its outgoing, eclectic nightlife, and its relaxing, calming scenery. Discover what a gap experience ESL can offer you in Oregon state!

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The advantages of an English long term course in Portland

  • Live in another country and spend an extended period of time absorbing a new language and culture.
  • Develop a better understanding of day-to-day life and local people, giving you an invaluable insight into American culture.
  • Meet people from around the world and practise your English every single day in an authentic, unique setting.
  • Visit new places in the USA, combining your language journey with a unique travel experience that goes beyond learning.

What you’ll do on your English gap year course in Portland


With ESL, no gap experience is too long or too short, and you can create the ideal English long term course in Portland to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re looking to stay for a couple of months, or you want to experience a full gap year abroad, we’ll help match you with the perfect course and the right partner school, where you’ll feel supported and involved every step of the way during your studies. Your stay in Portland will allow you to discover a new side of the USA, boost your English skills, and provide you with an unforgettable language experience!

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