Gap Year

  • Recommending gap year programs
  • Helping students complete applications, including brainstorming and guidance on essays
  • Framing application packages to create a unique impression and story from the admissions perspective
  • Resume and interview preparation

Some of our favorite programs to work with are:

Dynamy Internship Year -

Dynamy Internship Year is the oldest and only residential internship program in the country. Our mission is to offer young people, ages 17-22, a transformational gap year (or semester) opportunity. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dynamy Internship Year integrates full-time mentored internships in over 240 organizations with urban and backcountry leadership experiences, personal and college/career advising, city, apartment living, optional college seminars and the company of a remarkable group of peers.

Thinking Beyond Borders - Thinking Beyond Borders takes 16 graduating high school seniors around the world for 8 months to study global development issues from social, political and economical perspectives. Students study the AIDS epidemic and public health in South Africa,sustainable agriculture in India, public education in China, environmental conservation in Vietnam, and clean water issues in Ecuador. In each country, students live with local families, work with non-government organizations, study with top professors and area experts, and meet with local politicians and the US ambassador to create a broad perspective of the issue.

NOLS (The National Outdoor Leadership School) -

For 41 years, students with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) have learned and mastered outdoor skills, developed leadership and studied environmental ethics in some of the most wild classrooms in the world! Join NOLS Director of Admission, Bruce Palmer as he shares stunning pictures and cinematography for snowy Alaskan peaks to dense Patagonian rain forests, the majestic Himalayas to sparkling coastal Baja and the rugged Rockies to the remote Australian Outback.

Rustic Pathways -

Rustic Pathways is proud to offer gap year experiences in every country where we operate, encompassing most of Asia, Africa, The South Pacific, Central and South America. Within these regions we have extensive knowledge and resources available to create an endless array of extraordinary community service, language immersion, and cross-cultural adventures programs. You can arrange Rustic Pathways Gap Programs that last anywhere from a few weeks to fifteen months or more!