At Free to Roam Adventures we believe taking a gap year is one of the most beneficial choices you can make for your future. We understand how overwhelming the planning and execution of such an experience can be for both students and parents. We aim to take some of the stress out of planning by offering expert advice and reliable recommendations, all customized to create a transformative gap year experience that will allow you to feel challenged and supported.


Why Hire a Gap Year Advisor?

Save Time  Have you googled "Gap Year Programs" yet? There are millions of search results ranging from scooping elephant poo in Thailand to volunteering with a micro-finance organization in Senegal to working as an AuPair in France. After getting to know you, your interests, and your future goals, we create a customized portfolio of worthwhile experiences for you to choose from. Many students engage in multiple experiences during their gap year. We customize your gap year so the experiences compliment one another, each challenging you in a unique way.

Integrity & Safety  We are committed to recommending experiences that are safe and culturally sensitive. We vet programs by speaking directly with program directors, instructors, and former participants, who provide honest recommendations based on personal experiences. 

Mentoring  Having a mentor with firsthand gap experience to help you plan and process your experience is invaluable. We support you throughout the planning process and are available to offer assistance during your gap year should you need to alter your plans for any reason.


Our Services and Fees

Gap Year 101 Consultation $120

Feel confident in planning your own gap year, but want to consult an expert on some of the details? Schedule a 90 minute Gap Year 101 Consultation. In the 90 minute meeting or phone call we will go over the timeline for planning your gap year, get tips on how to research and vet programs on your own, brainstorm ideas on how to fund your gap year, and allow time for you to ask any basic questions you have about planning your own gap year.

Should you decide you would like to extend our services after the 101 consultation, we offer a $50 discount on any gap year consultation package.

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Standard Gap Year Consultation $1,150

The Standard Consultation is ideal for students and parents seeking guidance in defining goals and desired structure of their gap year. We begin with an introductory conversation where we discuss the basics of the gap year, any ideas you have for how you would like to spend it, and Free to Roam Adventures' role in helping make it happen. We work closely with students and parents to design a unique combination of activities that match your individual goals and desired experiences.

Services included with the Standard Consultation

  • Initial assessment to discuss potential goals for your gap year and go over the planning process
  • A retainer for 12 hours of phone conversation or in-person meetings to determine goals, structure plans, and ask questions, plus unlimited emailing
  • A customized portfolio with 8-12 program and activity recommendations based on your specific goals and preferences
  • Advising on College Deferral Request
  • Assistance with program applications (if needed)
  • Suggestions for budgeting, packing, and other logistical arrangements
  • Pre-departure briefing on safety, security, and cultural cues
  • On-the-ground support including check-ins with student, support and guidance should the student need to alter their plans
  • Follow-up consultation to assist with re-entry and debrief experiences 
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Independent Gap Year Consultation $2,290 USD

The Independent Gap Year Consultation is ideal for students with significant maturity and some travel experience who desire a more independent gap experience. We work directly with students to combine volunteering, internship or work abroad opportunities, with independent travel to curate a gap experience that encourages self-confidence, resilience, and a sense of adventure. 

Services included with the Independent Gap Year Consultation

  • Initial assessment to determine goals for gap year, budget, destination(s), and overview of planning process
  • A retainer for 25 hours of phone conversation or in-person meetings for use by students or parents to structure plans and ask questions, plus unlimited emailing
  • Customized Gap Year Plan based on your budget and goals
  • Comprehensive Safety & Security Debrief
  • Recommendations for budgeting, packing, and other pre-departure logistics
  • Advising on College Deferral Request
  • On-the-ground support including check-ins with student, support and guidance should the student need to alter their plans, continued program and activity recommendations as needed
  • Follow-up consultation to assist with re-entry and debrief experiences
  • Advising on how to highlight gap year experiences on your resume 
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Half Year Consultation $610 USD

The Half Year Consultation is ideal for Spring admits or students taking a leave of absence from college who want an expert's assistance researching opportunities for their gap semester. The Half Year Consultation begins with a no-obligation introductory conversation during which we go over your goals for your gap semester and Free to Roam Adventures' role helping you achieve them.  

Services included with the Half Year Consultation

  • Initial assessment to determine goals for your gap semester and an overview of the planning process
  • A retainer for 6 hours of phone conversation or in-person meetings for use by students and parents to structure plans and ask questions, plus unlimited emailing
  • A customized portfolio with 5-6 program and activity recommendations based on your personal preferences and goals
  • Suggestions for budgeting, packing, and other logistical arrangements 
  • Follow-up consultation to assist with re-entry and debrief experiences 
Purchase Half Year Consultation Package

Summer Experience Consultation $450

The Summer Experience Consultation is ideal for current high school students or recent graduates seeking to explore interests outside the classroom, earn volunteer hours, and begin to develop global competence.  

Services Included with the Summer Experience Consultation

  • Initial assessment to determine goals and preferences for summer experience
  • A Retainer for 4 hours of phone conversation or in-person meetings for use by students or parents to structure plans and ask questions, plus unlimited emailing
  • A Customized Portfolio with 4-6 recommendations based on your desired experiences and goals
  • Suggestions for budgeting, packing, and logistical arrangements 
  • Follow-up consultation to debrief experiences 
  • $50 discount on any Gap Year Consultation Package
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Still unsure if a gap year is right for you?