Gap Year Programs

A “gap year” is broadly defined as a year between high school and university. Typically a student would apply to universities during the senior year, gain acceptance, and request to defer enrollment for a period of time. Some students will pursue college applications during a gap year; however, we discourage this practice when possible. A gap year is an opportunity for students to grow and explore themselves and their place in the world through intentional planning. Although there are many programs (as listed below), a student need not enroll in one in order to pursue a gap year. Speak with your college counselor to learn more! And be sure to see the newest annual TeenLife Guide to Gap Year Programs for more ideas and information!