Skills Training / adventure programs

Spend a Semester Learning Manual Skills, like Farming and Wood-Working, while living in rural New England

Apprentice on a Permaculture Farm in Costa Rica - Learn Skills such as, Beekeeping, Compost Toilet Design, Fermentation, and Soap-making    

Complete your Wilderness First Responder Certification while learning Spanish in Patagonia    

Spend a Semester Honing your Drawing, Painting, or Photography skills in Ireland

Spend a Semester Aboard a Sailing Vessel Circumnavigating the Globe, Earning Sailing and Scuba Diving Certifications

Rock Climb, Backpack, and Volunteer with Conservation Projects in the American Southwest and Patagonia                                                                

Strengthen your Athletic Training Practicing Mountain Sports, such as Skiing and Mountain Biking with Experienced Coaches

Become a Certified Yoga Instructor

Volunteer / Work Opportunities

Dedicate your Gap Year to National Service as a Tutor/Mentor in an Elementary or Middle School Classroom in the U.S.                                            

Work as a seasonal employee in a U.S. National Park                                                                                              

Volunteer at an Elephant Conservation Center in Thailand  

Volunteer with an Environmental Sustainability Project in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Live with a Host Family while Working on a Community Development Project in Nicaragua  

Volunteer at a Primate Rehabilitation Center in South Africa           

Spend up to 12 months Traveling and Working seasonal jobs in New Zealand or Australia  

Work as an Au pair in China, Australia, New Zealand, or the Netherlands    


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Academic Programs

Travel with a group through England, France and Italy while learning about art & art history                                       

Study Business while living in Germany

Learn Spanish, Volunteer and Live with a host family in Barcelona                            

Study Spanish while Learning to Surf in Costa Rica                                  

Take Tutorials in a variety of subjects while living with other gap year students from around the world in England

Combine MULTIPLE experiences

  • FALL: Take advantage of budget flights to Iceland and hike the Lagavegur Trail during your stopover en route to Europe for several months of WOOFING

  • WINTER BREAK: Return home for the holidays and work to save up money for the next leg of your journey

  • SPRING: Head to South America for an immersive Spanish language experience, interning at an environmentally focused non-profit in Northern Peru

  • SUMMER: Use your Spanish skills and explore more of South America before returning home to prepare for college

  • FALL: Grab a friend and take an epic United States National Park road trip!


  • SPRING - EARLY SUMMER: Take language classes while interning at a start-up in Berlin. Explore other parts of Europe on weekends.