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    Travel & Cultural Immersion Gap Programs

    Want to get out of your comfort zone? Make time between high school and college for a gap program that allows you to travel to other parts of the world and experience other cultures. Whether you want to hike the Andes, live with a family in France or Italy, explore Thailand and other parts of Asia, or hone your Spanish in Argentina or Madrid, there’s a gap program to fit your interest in the wider world. Some programs include community service or academics. Many include language immersion or homestays. You’ll learn the independence and responsibility you’ll need to succeed in college. Some gap programs last a few weeks; others an entire academic year. There’s one to fit your budget and schedule.