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Students worldwide post-high school, ages 17-21

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Upcoming Semesters

Fall 2024
Aug 12 – Dec 6, 2024

Spring 2025
Feb 3 – May 30, 2025


$21,000 USD in Tuition

Scholarships Available

Next Application Deadline

March 15, 2024
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Real-world experience to tackle real world issues

Immerse yourself in a new culture and learn from experience, mentors, and the history that surrounds you. Collaborate on causes you care about at your apprenticeship with an organization advancing human rights issues. Gain not just hands-on experience, but the humility and determination of an effective changemaker.

Turn intent into positive impact

Develop the skills to turn your potential into responsible and sustainable action. During the semester, you’ll expand your awareness – about the world and yourself – while building empathy, agency, and collaboration. Come ready to explore your sense of purpose, the systems you aspire to change, and how to get started.

Together we can change the world

Embark on your semester with a supportive community of students from all over the world. Approach global issues from diverse new perspectives and discover how your collective hopes for the future are interrelated. Upon graduating, you’ll join a lifelong alumni network that’s creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

Because of Take Action Lab, I actually know how I want to use college and my career to create social impact. I feel more empowered, like I can do anything. I can create change because I have a community of other young people who will change the world in their own ways, in their own countries.”

Karine S. | Brazil


Our college partners recognize the importance of developing a global perspective, self-awareness, and a defined sense of purpose -- life skills that are uniquely developed with a gap experience with Take Action Lab.

Each of these colleges actively encourages their accepted students to take a gap term, and to do it with Take Action Lab specifically.

If you're applying to these schools, be sure to highlight the skills you developed with Take Action Lab in your application. The Admissions departments look favorably upon Take Action Lab graduates, although admission is not a guarantee.