• 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

    Carlos Alonso Rodríguez

    Galway was one of the best experiences of my life. It’s a small but incredibly lively city, and it’s impossible to get bored there. It has all the atmosphere of a university town, and every night, there’s something to do, like the salsa nights on Wednesdays at Monroe’s and Fridays at The Front Door. The people there are really friendly and try to help you as much as they can. I stayed with a host family, and they treated me as if I were their own son.

    I would also like to mention the Atlantic language school. I had an incredible 8 months there, and every week you have the chance to meet new people. I made lifelong friends, and today I’m still in touch with people from Brazil, Italy and South Korea, to name a few.

    If I had the opportunity to go back, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second.

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    My one-to-one language stay at Mr & Mrs Smith’s home in Worthing was very good. The couple is very nice and helpful. From Monday to Friday, in the morning I had a 3-hour lesson (often more than 3 hours) with few breaks, and in the evening I had to do some homework in my bedroom (I requested it!). In the afternoon, Tony and his wife Anne would have me visit the surroundings and keep me busy. They are very nice and they welcomed me into their family life as if I were a real member. Their home is simple but comfortable: I had my own big room (around 15m2) facing the garden, and it was very quiet. Tony and Anne were very careful with the food quality (they like organic products), so I ate very well the whole time; Anne likes to cook for her guests and tries to satisfy everyone’s taste.

    In a nutshell, I am very happy about this experience: I improved my English in the best conditions and discovered the surrounding region.

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    Carmen María Pons Salvador

    My stay in Exeter was a beautiful experience both on the personal level as well as on the language learning level.

    At ESL, they advised me very well in Valencia. With highly personal service and great organisation, they were always making sure that my trip met my expectations. Both my host family and the GLOBE school were of the highest quality.

    Of course, I would go back to ESL again for its amazing service and professionalism.

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