Gap Experience, Sabbaticals
Gap Experience

Sabbaticals

Long term study in immersion: Sabbaticals

Take a sabbatical and learn a language

Who hasn’t dreamt of taking some time off work and exploring the world? Learning a language while on sabbatical means that you will come back not only refreshed but with new skills that are beneficial for you and your employer.

An active pause

As you settle into a career, it can be harder to find the time needed to develop new skills. Language learning, in particular, requires an investment of time. Studying in immersion, you will make the fastest possible progress while having an unforgettable experience living in another culture.

You are much more likely to get approval for your sabbatical plans if you have a clear structure in mind, with specific goals. One major advantage of studying while on your break is that you can clearly demonstrate the benefits that you will bring back with you. Employers value language skills highly, not to mention the numerous soft skills that come with living in a different culture.

​Tailor-made programmes

Your sabbatical course will be tailored to your individual needs. Want to study one language in multiple destinations? No problem. Different languages in different locations? Easy. Combine a course with your favourite sport or hobby? We have a wide range of options, also including internships and local community projects.

Our programmes provide you with a certificate confirming your progress and achievements, and you can also prepare official exams.

Return on investment

Whether you want to make language learning the focus of your sabbatical or you want to develop language skills as part of a larger project, a career break is a one-off opportunity. You will come home with a fresh outlook, increased motivation and the kind of experience that has no price tag. Simply put, you will stand out in the workplace.

If you are ready for a break with lifelong benefits, let’s make it happen together.

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 2017, 96% 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.