• Life in a new language 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 fifth time at the 2016 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 2016, 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

    Hannelore V.

    Bournemouth is a pleasant city with a nice beach, lots of sports facilities and beautiful gardens. My two-weeks stay was a great experience. I took classes at Kings. This school has a very good reputation and its teaching staff is very professional and friendly. Here I was able to practise my English with native speakers. I find it important to use my English in real-life situations since the language is becoming increasingly important internationally and in interdisciplinary contexts. I stayed with a British host family, something I really recommend. In retrospect, I would even recommend attending a summer school at a younger age, for instance, during one's last high-school year. ESL really helped me along in my decision-making and I gained great confidence in this organization. I had a most unforgettable experience and would not hesitate repeating it!

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    Aitziber Leatxe Álvarez de Eulate

    My time at Shafston College has been wonderful. The school is like a family - it is small and comfortable. Meeting students from other countries has been very enjoyable - learning their customs and sometimes their languages. The teachers take care of the students - I would not have passed my Cambridge course without their support and extra help. The administration staff were amazing and I have had a great time and learnt a lot on the Gold Coast.

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    To perfect my French language skills I contacted ESL, who quickly helped me figure out the best options. A friend of mine had shared with me her own experiences with ESL, which made me decide to contact this organisation as well. First I visited their website which is very well organised and where you can actually find all the essential information you are looking for. Then I called them for an appointment and agreed on meeting them in their Antwerp office. Everything went pretty smoothly and we were immediately given all necessary details and explanations. Once in Tours it all started! I can really recommend the "Institut de Touraine"! The teachers are very enthusiastic and its location is excellent. I myself started at a very low level, but after three months I had acquired a very considerable knowledge of the French language. To conclude, I would like to say a few words about Tours itself, which is also very important. It is a historic town situated quite nicely between the Loire and Cher rivers. I really enjoyed the many castles and beautiful scenery alongside these two rivers. My French host family was incredibly friendly / helpful and provided everything else I needed. In short, an unforgettable experience!

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