Gap Year Information

A gap year (also known as year abroad, year out, year off, deferred year, and bridging year) is a term that refers to a prolonged period (often, but not always, a year) between a life-stage. The most popular gap years are taken pre or during matriculation from high school or college. Young adults often choose to participate in community service programs, employment, internships, study abroad opportunities, and travel.

Below are some resources that may be helpful when exploring a Gap Year:

Americorps -
City Year -
Dynamy -
Earthwatch -
Gap Year -
Groove Job -
Habitat for Humanity -
Internship Connection -
LeapNow -
NOLS - (National Outdoor Leadership School) -
Outward Bound -
United Planet -

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