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Language studies in Malta : Gap Year

Doing one of our gap year English immersion programs in Malta will give you the opportunity to get to know this Mediterranean island nation just like a local! While surrounded by turquoise water, sandy beaches, cobbled streets and brightly coloured boats bobbing in the harbour, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime in English immersion.

Picture your Maltese lifestyle: shopping for fresh fish at the local markets, spending sunny afternoons strolling along the beach, snorkelling or paddle surfing; having a glass of wine or a beer on a terrace after class with your friends and staying out in the nightclubs of Paceville until sunrise. You’ll remember your gap year language course in Malta forever!

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Gap years in Malta

Malta has a unique position as an English-speaking enclave in the middle of the Mediterranean – making it the perfect location for European students to learn English in the sun.

This laid-back island nation features miles of stunning coastline, crystal-clear oceans and fascinating ancient cities. All of this has attracted plenty of students from across the world, meaning there’s a huge international student scene for you to explore the country with!

Taking an English gap year in Malta means enjoying incredible beaches and ancient history while making new friends and practising your English daily!

 

Cost of living for your gap year in Malta

Every year, Malta welcomes students from all across the world, as such, there is a huge range of facilities designed to cater to every budget. Your cost of living while studying in Malta largely depends on your personal standards of living, and how you choose to spend your money. However, on average, you can expect to pay 1200 euros a month during your time in Malta – this can include accommodation, depending on where you intend to stay.

 

What makes Malta special for a gap year

Malta is surrounded by warm, turquoise seas teeming with marine life – some of the most incredible underwater ecosystems in Europe can be found off its shores. Alongside its marine life, the Mediterranean sea is famously calm and ideal for most water sports. So, if you enjoy exploring and playing sports in the sea – Malta is the right choice for you.

In contrast to its natural beauty, Malta also has a great deal of constructed beauty in its cities. Malta has a long and colourful history, which spans the dawn of civilisation. You can feel and experience this history simply by walking down the rustic stone streets of any of its cities.

 

Cultural life in Malta

Malta's culture is a reflection of every civilisation that has made its mark on the tiny island, making it a colourful tapestry of languages, art, architecture and people.

The country has two official languages: Maltese and English, with even more languages spoken frequently within its borders. As such, multilingualism isn’t just accepted by the population – it’s enthusiastically encouraged!

With so much to offer, it should come as no surprise that Maltese people are intensely proud of their culture, and there are plenty of festivals and holidays that celebrate the country and its people.

 

The weather in Malta

You’ll likely start your gap year in Malta with the impression that it will be sunny all the time…fortunately, you would be correct!

Due to its position in the Mediterranean, Malta enjoys a pleasant year-round climate, with hot, sunny summers and mild, wet winters. So, pack your sunscreen and get ready to spend a lot of time on the beach!

Frequently asked questions about taking a a Gap Year in Malta

What can I do in Malta during a Gap Year?

Despite its relatively small size, Malta is jam-packed with exciting things to do, and with its extensive network of roads and public transport – you’ll have time to see it all during your Gap year in Malta!

With Malta’s climate – you can expect to spend a lot of time outdoors. In fact, think of an outdoor sport – chances are you can do it in Malta. From popular sports like football and rugby, or more niche activities like shipwreck diving and rock climbing – the island is yours to explore!

If you’re more of a city-lover, Malta’s cities have become a haven for international students. You’ll find plenty of affordable bars, restaurants, and cafes to socialise and make new friends.

Can I work during my Gap Year in Malta?

Yes! European students can work during their gap year in Malta. However, if you are not a European passport holder, please get in contact with our team for more information.

Do I need a visa to take a Gap Year in Malta?

No, European students will not need a visa during their gap year in Malta. If you are not a European passport holder, please get in contact with our team for more information.