Who are CET Gap Students?
CET Gap students are motivated, hardworking high school graduates looking for an immersive challenge abroad for a semester, academic year, or summer. Whether it’s Japanese in Osaka, Arabic in Amman, Chinese in Beijing, or Italian in Siena, gap students dive into academically rigorous programs and learn alongside college students from prestigious universities across the US. Apart from language acquisition, gap students are also interested in taking on a foreign culture, and building cultural competency and independence.
To apply to a CET program, click the “Apply Now” button on the page of the program you’ve selected. You’ll then create a CET account and receive access to the application materials.
A typical CET Gap application includes:
This form asks for basic academic information and a few short statements about your goals for study abroad.
An official high school transcript is required. You also submit a transcript for any college-level coursework taken. Official transcripts may be scanned and uploaded, e-transcripts may be submitted, or hard copy official transcripts may be sent in a sealed, signed envelope.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your previous high school teachers or college professors.
For programs with language pre-requisites. This form includes a few questions about your previous language courses and a short writing sample in the target language.
You may be asked to provide a visa application, course selections, and/or other program-specific elements.
See the program page of the program you’ve selected for more details.
Eligibility & Inclusion
To be eligible for a CET Gap program, you must:
We believe in making study abroad accessible to all students. We recruit and actively support academically qualified students of all races, religions, origins, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
CET accepts applications until the deadlines below. Your university or school may have its own study abroad deadline, so be sure to check with your advisor about any internal application processes you must complete in addition to applying directly to CET.
Gap at CET Siena, Gap at CET Japan — October 1
China Fieldwork Semester — October 15
Gap at CET Beijing, Gap at CET Jordan — November 1
Gap at CET Beijing, Gap at CET Siena — March 1
Gap at CET Beijing, Gap at CET Siena, Gap at CET Japan, Gap at CET Jordan — May 1
When You’ll Hear Back
When each item in your online account has been checked off, congratulations, your application is complete! You’re welcome to complete your application in advance, and we continue accepting applications until each program’s application deadline. For most programs, you will receive an admissions decision within 2 weeks of receipt of your completed application.
Applying for Fall?
We’ll review your application after February 1
Applying for Spring?
We’ll review your application after August 15
Applying for Summer?
We’ll review your application after January 1