Language studies abroad, Gap Year
Beyond fluency Gap Year

Life in a new language

With ESL’s Best Price Guarantee and additional discounts for longer stays, these courses offer exceptional value and a chance to fully immerse yourself in another way of life.  Options include official language certificates, work and study, internships, volunteering programmes, and access courses for higher education, or you can simply enjoy an extended course. This is the fastest route to fluency.

Gap Year benefits

  • After giving your career an immediate boost, the soft skills and cultural awareness that come with a longer stay abroad will last a lifetime. Employers and universities value the language and personal skills that come with spending time abroad, but perhaps the most important gains you will make are the personal ones as you learn to see life from a new perspective.

  • Whether you want to gain a particular language qualification or to extend your stay and use language skills in action, for example in a working environment, your Gap Year programme will be designed according to your personal requirements. Let us know what matters to you and we can make it happen, together. You will never have a better opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language. 

ESL quality

ESL is one of the world’s leading study abroad providers. Each year, we help thousands of people like you to find the perfect destination(s) and course for a gap year abroad.
 
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Free flights and free goodies
  • Special offers on long-term language stays
  • Exceptional choice of destinations and renowned schools
  • Free enrolment & administration
  • Free exam cancellation insurance or “second chance” guarantee
  • Award-winning personalised service 
 
No two individuals are the same and our goal is to help you find the right programme for your personal priorities. Get in touch with our team to arrange a free, no-obligation appointment. 

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD

  1. Star Agency Europe
  2. ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD IS EUROPE’S STAR AGENCY  

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the fourth time at the 2015 ST Star Awards. 

  3. BEST PRICE GUARANTEE 

    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.

  4. FREE AND PERSONALISED SERVICE 

    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.

  5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 

    In 2015, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

  6. CERTIFIED QUALITY 

    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.  

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TESTIMONIALS

I liked the 25+ programme lessons especially the vocabulary quiz, the speaking and listening parts and practicing meetings.
There were nice social programmes, many different activities. I chose Portmerion in North Wales and The Lake District, both are great. My hosts are friendly and nice people. The food was very good every day.
Chester was for me a great experience in a small cute city.

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I appreciated the diversity of the lessons, the mixture of grammar and conversation.
The family was very nice, present and available. I wouldn't change anything.
All in all It was a wonderful experience, enriching and it allowed me to meet people from any country. I visited the countryside and Chester is a beautiful city.

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Paula Franco Giménez

I chose Freiburg because a friend of mine recommended it to me and I am totally happy with this choice.
I like it a lot here, I have a lot of friends from different nationalities. The city is very beautiful, there is a lot of things to do! We go bowling, we go to parties and I love to hang out at Seepark, the beautiful park with a little lake not far from our residence.
As I am here since February, I could go skiing in winter and I will enjoy the summer season as well. That´s perfect.
The residence is really good. There is many french speakers, sometimes it is a bit difficult, but I can totally cope with it. The school is beautiful, the teachers in my opinion are very good.
When I came here I didn´t even know how to say "hello" and now I am able to have a conversation! I would absolutely recommend this experience with ALPADIA!

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