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Gap year in Korea

Spend a gap year in Korea and learn why the K-Wave is dominating the world stage. Korean culture is a hot topic across the globe right now. From K-pop to K-beauty and K-food, the world is going crazy for Korea. For those looking for a rich cultural immersion in an intriguing and youthful place, there’s no better choice than Korea.

Gap year in Korea

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: Korea

EF Languages Abroad

18 - 25 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start your course any Monday.
Destination: Korea

EF Languages Abroad

25 + years
1-24 weeks
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: Korea

How to spend a gap year in Korea

How you spend your gap year in Korea is completely up to you though, to make the most of your experience, it’s vital to learn the Korean language. Our Korean language courses will provide you with a fully immersive language learning experience, showing you different aspects of Korean culture. Our belief is that you can’t understand Korea without understanding the language and you can’t understand the language without understanding Korea. A year is a great amount of time to marry them both together and discover your own Korea. Whether you want to spend your time out of class learning to cook traditional foods, practicing taekwondo, or just hanging out in cafes with your new Korean friends, you’ll make memories that will last a life time during your year in Korea.

Why choose Korea

They say that if you’re bored of London, you’re bored of life and the same applies to Korea. The country is rich in cultural heritage and has something to offer everyone. With 75% of Korea covered in mountains, nature lovers will never get bored in this mecca of hiking. Foodies will be spoiled, particularly in Seoul, where places like Gwangjang Market are filled with delicious delights like spicy seafood soup and kimchi pancakes. History buffs won’t want to miss the chance to walk in the footsteps of the kings of the Joseon Dynasty at Seoul’s Royal Palaces or Suwon’s Fortress Wall. Spend a year in Korea and see for yourself exactly what Korea has to offer. You’ll experience the K-Wave first hand and never want to leave.