Gain real-world experience in fields like environmental conversation, public health, education, agriculture, or social enterprise (just to name a few).
Build fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Wolof, or other local languages.
Experience a new culture through daily life with your host family – celebrate festivals together, learn to cook from your host mom, play pick up soccer with your siblings.
Join a community of extraordinary young people like you from around the world. Forge lifelong friendships through shared adventures and trainings.
Arrive on campus refreshed, focused, and with the advantage of real-world experience.
If you’re curious about taking a bridge year, this is a great place to start. Tell us a little bit about yourself below and get exclusive info about our gap year program.
Leave your comfort zone. Try the new food, talk to the stranger, make mistakes, and embrace the uncertainty. Allow yourself to do things that the old you - the high school you - would never have done.``
- Emily Hanna, Senegal '12, Western Washington University