A Student’s ‘Gap Year’ Need Not Break The Bank

If students are attracted to high-priced programs, like working on a foreign development project, there are ways to lower the price. For instance, Global Citizen Year, a San Francisco-based organization that places students in Senegal, Ecuador and Brazil, offers scholarships to help defray the cost. The two-year-old program looks at the same financial aid forms required by colleges and offers assistance on a sliding scale, said CEO Abby Falik. A third of its 33 participants is on full scholarship and another third have partial grants.