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Language studies in the USA : Gap Year

The options for gap year English immersion programs in the USA are as varied as its landscapes and people. Truly, the USA is a patchwork of cultures and cities. From the historic east coast cities with their sparkling skylines and huge student populations like New York and Boston, to sunny and sultry Miami, to the laidback California vibes of San Diego and San Francisco, you can make your time abroad whatever you want it to be.

If you'll go on a gap year language course in the USA, the world will be your oyster! Whether you’re coveting an internship in San Francisco or New York, imagining breaking into Hollywood with a film course in LA or simply dreaming about taking an English course and meeting students from all over the world, the American lifestyle will welcome you with open arms. What are you waiting for?

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Gap years in the USA

You’ve seen it on the big screens, listened to its dialect on the radio, and read about it in magazines – now it’s time to experience the iconic sights of the USA for yourself!

From coast to coast – the USA hosts some of the most gorgeous landscapes you could hope to see, alongside several famous cities and plenty of charming towns. The USA is so vast and full of life that it would be a shame to miss any of it, and by taking a gap year, you won't have to!

Cost of living for your gap year in the USA

The USA is a huge country with a lot of variety from state to state, so much so that the cost of living can be very unpredictable, and entirely dependent on where you have chosen to stay. For example, if you live in Nashville, your monthly expenses can be around 1000 euros (not including rent) whereas, in New York City, this number would be closer to 1400 euros. The cost of living in any country can also vary greatly depending on your lifestyle – for more specific advice, make sure to contact our team, free of charge, to give you a more specific picture!

What makes the USA special for a gap year

The USA is characterised by a distinct mix of cultures, which makes each state its own unique tapestry of food, architecture and people. The country is so vast and so different, that driving from one coast to another can seem like crossing an entire continent. It’s this huge potential for adventure that makes the USA perfect for a language gap year – you can spend your entire gap year in the USA exploring the country, and you’ll still have more to see!

Taking a gap year in the USA means taking weekend road trips to world-famous sights and cities while sampling unique food and practising your English on a daily basis.

Cultural life in the USA

The USA was born on the idea that people of all cultures and nationalities can find their place in the country and contribute to its culture and lifestyle, as such it has earned “The Melting Pot”. As such, you can expect a warm welcome and many new friends as your culture joins the proverbial “pot”. The USA has developed a fun and thriving culture, so you have plenty of unique holidays, traditions, sports and meals to sample during your time in the USA.

The weather in the USA

The weather in the USA can be whatever you want it to be! The country is so vast that you can enjoy a whole range of climates by simply moving between states. For example, if you are looking for a tropical beach paradise, you can spend your time in Hawaii – in the city of Honolulu, and for shorter summers and colder winters, you can travel further north to Seattle, Washington.

Frequently asked questions about taking a Gap Year English in USA

What can I do in the USA during a Gap Year?

The USA is the centre of the Western world, so you will have no shortage of things to see and do during your gap year in the USA. If you’re looking to delve into a new world of history and culture, you can take a trip into the country’s revolutionary past by walking the Freedom Trail in Boston. If you’re more interested in modern leisure activities, make sure to tour the world-famous amusement parks of Florida. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, you could also celebrate some iconic US holidays like Thanksgiving, Halloween, or Independence day.

Can I work during my Gap Year in the USA?

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible for students of the EU to work during a gap year in the USA. If you belong to a non-EU nationality, please contact us for more specific information.

Do I need a Visa to take a Gap Year in the USA

Yes, EU students will need to obtain an F1 student visa for their gap year in the USA – however, we’ll talk you through this process to make it as easy as possible for you! If you belong to a non-EU nationality, please contact us for more specific information.