Overview

Become an insightful individual who cares about the ideas and stories that shape our world.

Gap Year is a program for high school graduates (ages 18-21) seeking a transformative intellectual adventure before they go to college or pursue a future career path. During the program, students interact with some of the world’s leading thinkers who are covering the important issues of our time across global affairs, politics, finance & economics, science & technology, arts & humanities, and more. With New York City as their classroom, Gap Year students emerge with an expanded world view, a sharp sense of perspective on a wide range of topics, and strong critical thinking and communication skills that will prepare them for college, career and lifelong success. There are two Gap Year options at The School of The New York Times:

Gap Semester

A semester-long program in NYC offering a broad exploration of the topical issues of our time.

Gap Summer

An 8-week summer term in NYC offering two unique, specialized tracks of study.

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