Gap Year Resources

What is a Gap Year?

Gap year programs are programs that help a newly graduated high school student expand their educational experience outside of the classroom before starting college.

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Why Take a Gap Year?

A gap year is a period of time between high school and college where a student takes time away from the classroom to continue their education in other meaningful ways. In recent years, more and more students have started taking gap years.

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What the Best Volunteer Abroad Programs Can Do for You

With all the programs out there for students in high school to volunteer abroad, how do you choose what's best? The best programs are the ones that provide students like you with life changing experiences that have an impact.

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Gap Year Ideas for High School Students

Are you thinking about taking a gap year? Looking for a fun and transformative experience but don’t know what to do? Don’t worry we are here to help! Check out this list of ideas.

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What is Global Citizenship?

Are you curious about Global Citizenship? Read more to learn about how you can be a global citizen.

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Expanding Horizons: How Can I Connect with Cultures and People Around the World?

Here are a few ways to connect with people and cultures around the world.

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Where Do I Start? A Complete Gap Year Planner

Curious about the differences between a gap year and a gap semester? Read on to learn what they are!

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Gap Year or Gap Semester?

Curious about the differences between a gap year and a gap semester? Read on to learn what they are!

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How to Travel Abroad for the First Time

Are you thinking about taking a gap year? Looking for a fun and transformative experience but don’t know what to do? Don’t worry we are here to help! Check out this list of ideas.

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How to Make the Most out of Your College Experience

Are you ready to go abroad, but not sure what to bring? Check out our Ultimate Travel Checklist to make sure you've got all your bases covered!

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Global Gap Year Programs: The Steps to Getting Started

Below are the steps you need to take to enroll in a gap year program today.

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Gap Year Options

You want to take a gap year between high school and college, but what are your options? You could spend a year backpacking. Maybe do some community work and boost your resumé. Perhaps take on an internship to learn new skills or earn college credit.

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Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year

If you’re deciding whether a gap year is the right choice for you, here are some gap year pros and cons to consider.

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Why You Should Take A Gap Year After High School or College

Are you thinking about taking a gap year after college or high school? A gap year can be a great way to transition from high school to college and uncover your passions and purpose in life. Consider the many benefits of a gap year.

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Best Gap Year Programs After High School

How do you find the best gap year programs and opportunities for after high school? And how do you choose the best one for you? Knowing what is important can help you narrow down your search and make an informed decision.

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Gap Year Travel Program | Volunteering Abroad for High School Students

After sitting in a classroom for so many years, it's natural for you to feel an itch for adventure and independence. A gap year travel program is an exciting and fulfilling way to volunteer abroad for a newly graduated student after high school.

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What to Look For in a Gap Year Program

There are a number of gap year programs available, but how do you know which one to choose? There's a lot you can do in a year's time and you want to make it count. That's why we created this guide to help you find find the best program for you!

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The Ultimate International Travel Checklist

Are you ready to go abroad, but not sure what to bring? Check out our Ultimate Travel Checklist to make sure you've got all your bases covered!

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Quiz! Who will be your gap year BFF?

There are incredible people all over the world, you’ve just got to travel to find them! Answer these questions to discover who might become your new BFF on a gap year.

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Quiz! What type of gap year should I take?

The beauty of a gap year is that you get to choose your own path -- but with a world of possibilities, it can be hard to decide! Answer these question to discover what type of gap year you should take!

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Quiz! Should I take a gap year?

An intentional gap year between high school and college can be an amazing life-changing experience, but we know this choice isn’t right for everyone. If you’re considering a gap year, answer the following questions to see if a gap year is a good fit for you.

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Quiz! What’s your gap year personality?

At Global Citizen Year, you’ll find diverse gappers from every background imaginable. Poets, inventors, athletes and mathletes all form a tight community. Take the quiz to learn about what type of gapper you might be and hear stories from Fellows like you!

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Quiz! Which gap year celebrity are you?

You might be surprised by the wide range of famous actors, innovators, athletes, musicians, politicians, activists, and authors who have all taken gap years. No matter where your aspirations lie, taking a purposeful gap year can be a great way to hone your passions and get a world ahead.

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Curious about Global Citizen Year? This is a great place to start.

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