Join the next generation of global thinkers.
Now, more than ever, the adjustment from high school to university or the work force can be jarring and intimidating. But this moment of transition also provides an opportunity to reflect on what drives you, what you find meaningful and what you want to contribute to the world. Gap Year Online is designed to foster these moments of reflection, self-discovery and exploration. This Spring, study online with New York Times journalists and other industry experts who will deepen your understanding of the world, widen your horizons and help you plan for the future.
We believe in the power of education for all and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply and offer financial aid and scholarships to qualified applicants.
Whether you are a lifelong reader of The New York Times or just discovering your interest in journalism, this program is designed as an entryway into the field.
Each week uses sections of the newspaper to dive deeply into an important social, cultural or global topic led by an instructor who is an expert in the field. Service Learning and Reflection projects complement these Section Studies, helping students identify ways to give back to the community and contemplate how their understanding of the world is changing.
Through mentorship, professional development sessions and life skills workshops, students will end the program with greater clarity about their personal goals and career aspirations.
Cost and Session Information
6- and 12-week options are available:
• Program A: Feb 1 – Mar 12
• Program B: Mar 22 – Apr 30
• Program A + B: Feb 1 – Apr 30
Each 6-week program is $7,500. Students may enroll in both 6-week programs for a 10% tuition discount.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Our mission is to provide affordable educational opportunities to as many qualified applicants as possible. All students are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid. Financial assistance is awarded based on a combination of need and merit. In order to be considered for Financial Aid, students must submit a completed program application, followed by a Financial Aid application.
The School of The New York Times is committed to making its programs accessible to students from all backgrounds. We believe financial circumstances should not be a barrier to world-class, pre-collegiate education. The Diverse Voices Scholarship Fund aims to improve availability, access and equity of learning opportunities for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students by offering full-tuition scholarships. Students interested in Summer Academy or Gap Year are eligible to apply.
Priority Deadline: November 16, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: December 14, 2020
Final Deadline: January 11, 2021