Gap Year Programs: Get College Credits & Travel the World!

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Gap year programs in Asia, Europe, or Latin America

Are you about to graduate from high school or university? What about your next chapter in life?” A gap year program is the perfect solution if you want to travel the world and discover a study field of your interest while making friends from all over the world. I’m pretty sure one of Asia Exchange’s or Beyond Abroad’s Gap year study abroad programs is for you. Choose one of the following universities in Asia, Europe, or Latin America! 

Gap year programs in Bali

Spending a gap year in Bali sounds like a dream for many students, and it can be a reality! The Warmadewa International Program is one of Bali’s most international and affordable gap year study abroad programs. Interactive workshops, excursions, and lectures will teach you professional and personal skills. Additionally, picking up the first Bahasa basics in the mandatory Indonesian language course is one of the highlights for our students. As a result, you can start communicating with locals and diving into the unique Balinese culture!

**The deadline to apply for a gap year, semester abroad, Balinese culture, or Bali Academies at Warmadewa University is on July 31, 2024.

Besides Warmadewa University, Asia Exchange also offers students the Bali International Program on Asian Studies, or BIPAS, at Udayana University. This program is ideal for those interested in Southeast Asia. It immerses you in the Indonesian language and culture and teaches about modern Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and Balinese traditions.

**BIPAS is actively accepting international applicants for its gap year programs until June 20, 2024!

Find out Which University is the best in Bali for international students!

Bali study abroad gap year
Spend a gap year in Bali and live the island’s dream life

Gap year programs in Thailand

Join our gap year program in Thailand and combine studying with weekend trips to Thailand’s beautiful beaches, mountains, and jungles. Siam University offers gap year programs that allow you to get to know Thailand and its unique culture. You will also enhance your intercultural skills, participate in various fun activities, meet new people worldwide, and more!

**Siam University accepts gap year enrollees until December 18, 2024

Gap year programs in China

If you want to get a solid introduction to the Chinese language, culture, and business, spending your gap year in Shanghai may interest you. Our gap year program is for high school and university graduates who want to learn Mandarin Chinese. In addition, your intercultural communication skills will improve and boost your professional expertise. Shanghai University lies in the heart of Shanghai. If Shanghai’s surroundings arouse your interest, then you should join the university excursions for international students.

**Gap year applicants can submit their applications until September 6, 2024

Gap year programs in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh is one of the world’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas. Our gap year program in Vietnam will teach you modern business courses while you explore Vietnam’s culture and history. Moreover, the program is perfect for growing an international network! Foreign Trade University offers International Business Management, International Finance, Economics, Banking, and Logistics courses. Besides that, you can attend interactive workshops and exciting excursions.

**Foreign Trade University accepts gap year applicants until October 31, 2024

Vietnam city life Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia because it is one of the world’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas worldwide

Gap year program in South Korea

South Korea is Asia Exchange’s most popular destination. Hanyang University is in the Seoul Capital Area Ansan and offers courses in dozens of fields, including Economics, Business Administration, and engineering. Spend your gap year in Korea, improve your English and Korean skills, and meet people from all over the world. Korea won’t disappoint you!

**Hanyang University will accept gap year program enrollees until January 9, 2025.

Do you want to learn Korean? Find out more about Korean language courses in South Korea


If you prefer staying in Europe, we recommend checking out our gap year program in Sardinia! Our host university, the University of Caliagri, offers a unique international experience that prepares you to work anywhere in the world. Moreover, guest lecturers, workshops, and excursions will add an extra dimension to your adventure abroad.

**The application deadline at the University of Cagliari is on August 31, 2024.


Joining our gap year in Dublin is very interesting for students who want to experience living and studying in a young city with a large student population. The American College Dublin is in the top 5 National Universities Ranking and offers programs based on the best teaching practices and international syllabus. Get to know people from all over the world, expand your knowledge of various topics, and sharpen your English language skills in Dublin. If this sounds appealing to you, a gap year in Ireland is it for you!

**The American College Dublin accepts enrollees until August 4, 2024.

You might also be interested in 10 reasons why you should study in Dublin, Ireland!

study in Dublin Ireland as gap year student
Joining our gap year in Dublin is very interesting for students who want to experience living and studying in a young city with a large student population

Are you interested in joining one of our gap year programs after graduating High School? Find out more information here!

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This blog post was written by our Intern Claire