Find your focus, explore your talents, complement your academic education, and supercharge your passion for learning. Whether you imagine yourself painting murals in an art studio in Italy, protecting nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica, or getting your hands dirty on an organic farm in Japan, ANDEO can help you create the Gap program that fits your goals and interests - and your schedule and budget, too.
Your journey will start with four or more weeks of small-group language classes and a homestay with a local family. Consider this your 'landing pad'! You can use your Gap time to focus your language studies or complement your language experience with internships, volunteer projects, art courses, or cultural excursions.
Programs can be as short as four weeks or as long as a full year and are available year-round. Prices start at $1,650 for four weeks.
All ANDEO Gap Programs include:
Intensive, small-group language classes at a select langauge school
a homestay with a local family
some ground transportation
medical and accident insurance
orientation materials and support
Many programs also offer:
and studio art courses
What is a "Gap Program?"Literally, a "gap" means a disruption in continuity, and a "gap "program" is often used in the context of a break in continuous education; however, at ANDEO, we prefer to think of it as a time of transition. Consider it a break from the status quo and the beginning of a new perspective.
Who Can Participate?You! Whether you are seeking an adventure before college, implementing your own educational plan, taking a term off from univeristy, contemplating graduate study, or not quite ready to join the workforce, a gap program could be the journey that helps you find your path. It's also a great option for people wanting to change careers, gain practical experience before going back to school, take a sabbatical, or even launch retirement.
Why Choose ANDEO?ANDEO has specialized in educational homestay programs since 1981. We carefully select our international partners based on quality of language classes, excellent student support, and homestays with welcoming families. Rather than travel as a member of a group, you'll gain dirct access to the language, culture, and people for a more authentic immersion experience.
"I had a blast in Spain and learned so much more than just Spanish. It was the best way I could have spent my summer. The experience gave me more maturity and focus about my future. I was worried at first because I didn't know what to expect in a foreign country but ANDEO prepared me for all I needed to know." ~Emily, Gap program in Barcelona~