Gap Year Programs

  • Class Afloat – Offers first-year university courses accredited through Acadia University.  
  • Thinking Beyond Borders – Ecuador Gap Semester
  • Global Gap Year Program 
  • Year Course – Gap year in Israel of the Young Judaea movement, a non-profit organization which has been working in North America for more than 100 years 
  • CIEE – Gap Year Abroad
  • International Volunteer Programs and Gap Year Programs through Projects Abroad.
  • CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas - A Gap year and summer program opportunity for architectural education.
  • Aspire – Travel and Study Abroad Programs
  • TeenLife – Guide to Gap Year Programs
  • Global Citizen Year – Gives high school graduates a gap year working in a developing country
  • Africa & Asia Venture (AV) is a small, international, volunteering organization based in the UK that has been operating since 1993.  Over 5,500 volunteers aged 18 to 25 from 30+ countries have joined our full-immersion, group-based projects in developing countries and contributed more than 1,200 man-years of service to the communities. 
  • Sojourns Abroad – Each site is a vibrant center of visual and performing arts, aesthetically rich, and steeped in history and tradition; also a living lesson in political science in the evolving European Union.
  • African Conservation Experience – Participants gain extensive knowledge about wildlife and nature, as well as real life skills working in a team, shouldering responsibility and living with peers from a different cultural background.  
  • VISIONS Service Adventures – Program in Cambodia introduces students to a range of areas of development: public health, rural development, education and environmental sustainability.
  • Timbertop – Australia – A gap year opportunity to learn life skills and values working with young students.  
  • NOLS School – The only school that focuses on wilderness skills, leadership, and environmental ethics, is the leader in wilderness education. 
  • Dynamy Admissions – Internship Year – The gap year program for students who want to learn differently through hands on experiences. 
  • Where There Be Dragons – Dragons programs encourage deep immersion into strikingly different physical and cultural landscapes, combining the best in experiential education, travel, service learning, and physically and intellectually challenging experiences. 
  • Himalayan Gap Year – Explore Globally / Engage Locally 

Adapted from:
Spencer, Mark. "Class of 2014 College Counseling Handbook." Deerfield Academy, 2013. Web. 2013