American University Gap offers an academic and internship experience in our nation's capital, providing the perfect springboard to develop a foundation for future academic and career success. The Gap Program is designed for students who are finishing high school early or for those who are taking time or want a different experience before transitioning to college. We based the Gap Program on our hallmark Washington Semester Program - a leader in providing internships for more than 70 years.
B&P's mission is to elevate the independent travel experience. We work with independently-minded students who want to travel abroad - yet not on a traditional, guided group tour. In essence, we provide the structure and support system students need in order to succeed abroad.
College Edge is a two-term program that prepares exceptional high school graduates for the world’s highest academic levels, giving them an edge over their college peers. It is ideal for students who are taking a gap year or bridge year, want to enhance their college application, or are preparing to enter the U.S. higher education system.
EF Gap Year has year, semester, and short-term programs aimed at developing global skills through cultural immersion, language study, service learning, internship opportunities, and more. We are Boston-based, and our students have continued to various colleges and universities across the US, like Harvard, Boston University, and Parsons to name a few.
Making transformative gap years an accessible option for all high school graduates. A semester of gap year time, with access to college credit & financial aid, for every high school graduate. We want to see more Americans taking intentional time away from "classroom" before accruing college debt, starting their careers, and choosing a life-path, in order to facilitate perspective, purpose, and maturation. We believe that the life-experience gained from travel at this opportune time in life, sets students up for success in the real world. Taking an intentional gap year has been shown to increase college graduation rates, improve GPAs, increase participation in campus activities, and overall increase career satisfaction.
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Global Citizen Year is a gap year program that places high school graduates in communities in India, Senegal, Brazil, or Ecuador for a year of immersion in local culture and apprenticeship on local projects.
The course is unique. The heart of the experience is living as a resident, engaging in the life of an Italian city – a huge cultural mind-opener. The core of the programme is six weeks spent living in Venice with 30-40 like-minded individuals. The group stays in a hotel in the centre of the city, ten minutes walk from our lecture centre. There are lectures and classes, plus visits to places of cultural and historic interest. Add to this, optional cookery, life drawing, photography and language classes. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
A Gap Year can be a life-changing adventure - exploring the world, learning a foreign language, and becoming a purposeful, resourceful, mature individual - but it's not for everyone. Our advice is this: a Gap Year is a great idea if you are bright and ambitious, and if you have clear plans about how to make your Gap Year extraordinary. The John Locke Institute can help.
No Crap Gap Guides is the first-ever resource that offers extensive firsthand reviews of gap year experiences and free support for potential gapper parents as well as students who are considering time off from school. NCGG was born when Gap Guides and No Crap Gap, gap year resources created by former gappers, were combined.
Our mission is to provide the most exceptional study abroad experiences in the world, including our award-winning summer schools in Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews and Imperial London. Every summer, students from all around the world join us for our award-winning academic and cultural enrichment programmes, while Gap Year, University Foundation and other outstanding programmes are available all year round. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, and are two-time winners of the Queen's Award.
Not only is Rustic Pathways a pioneer in providing quality travel and service programs for students and educators, but we’re also redefining how to integrate education, travel, and philanthropy in a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity. At Rustic, our mission, vision, and values drive the way we run our programs, partner with local communities, and live our lives.
At SAI we are proud to provide superior academic, living, social and cultural experiences that allow students to enjoy their time abroad, while nurturing their talents and challenging their minds. SAI students experience a blended educational and cultural environment that stresses academic integrity, high impact learning, leadership development and global awareness. The result is uniquely enhanced knowledge and skills for students preparing to enter the working world, pursuing graduate school, or seeking professional development. Students, parents, and faculty alike can relax knowing that our students are in great hands. We pair our exceptional academic offerings with robust services.
SEA is based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Modeled after our Boston University accredited SEA Semester undergraduate program, SEA gap programs offer any student interested in the oceans the opportunity to study the marine environment through the disciplines of science, maritime history & culture, policy, and leadership.
Parents, teens, and educators can't say enough about the benefits of taking a gap year before college. Study abroad gap years are common, but work experience programs and gap years in America are growing in popularity. A life-changing gap year experience can be the answer for a teen who asks, "What should I do after high school?" Learning a new language, volunteering in another country, earning college credit while studying abroad, and more—there are hundreds of gap year programs out there.
The Glacier Bay Year (tidelinesinstitute.org/glacier-bay-year) is an immersive, Alaska-based gap program offering holistic preparation for young servant-leaders from around the country. Our approach integrates place-based academics, student-led democratic self-governance, wilderness adventures, and the life & work of an Alaskan homestead. Students study field ecology & Tlingit culture, hike & paddle in Glacier Bay, filet salmon, tend our garden, split firewood, and run committee meetings. At the Glacier Bay Year, students live and learn with a small, diverse cohort. We meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all students, and students are able to receive up to a semester's worth of college credits for their participation. Many of our past students have gone on to Ivy League and peer institutions.
WorldStrides offers the chance to explore 3 of 8 locations offered, receive college credits, volunteer, and take seminars and workshops at local universities over the course of 13 weeks. Scholarships available.