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We help students from all over the U.S. navigate the huge variety of Gap Year choices, and develop options tailored to the student’s goals, needs and interests. Budget, geography, type of work, service, and language are all considerations. Contact us to help you discover Real World Learning!

More and more, U.S. teens are considering their options before jumping right from high school to college. Rather than simply choosing among colleges, many of today’s high school seniors are also beginning to defer the college experience – usually for a year. This “Gap Year” – which has been a standard practice in the U.K. for years – is growing rapidly in popularity here in the U.S. Experience has shown that 90% of students taking a Gap Year will enroll in a four year college, and be more focused and ready to embrace college learning. Gap Year Solutions believes that all students, regardless of income or background, should have the opportunity to explore whether a Gap Year is right for them.

There are many types of Gap Year experiences. Some teens stay close to home. Some travel the world. Some combine work, service and travel. There is no formula for a “perfect” Gap Year. However, it is important for students to make thoughtful choices, so their experience helps them grow as citizens, develop their passions, and become better thinkers.

Our goal is to work closely with families to first identify if a Gap Year experience is right for the student. We help high school and college students from all over the U.S. navigate the huge variety of Gap Year choices, in order to make the most of this time. Gap Year Solutions works with each student to develop options tailored to the student’s goals, needs and interests. For example, budget, geography, type of work, service, and language immersion are important considerations in designing a Gap Year experience. A successful gap year depends on having a well thought out plan.

It is easy to become overwhelmed when sifting through the options on your own. We listen to the needs and interests of each student, and understanding of reputable programs to vet options. Our real world experience and research with program educators and students who have completed Gap Years make us an ideal choice to advise students considering a Gap Year. We encourage you to visit www.gapyearsolutions.com for more information about the benefits of Gap Years and how our services can assist you in this important choice!

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