Gap Year


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The best way to learn about gap year options and connect with gap year program providers is to connect face-to-face at a gap year fair, virtual or in-person event. With more and more students choosing to take gap time this year, there is a growing need for students, parents, and educational professionals to become aware of the advantages of taking “time out” from traditional education and “time on” for experiential learning.

USA Gap Year Fairs is an annual circuit of 40+ events that bring together reputable gap year organizations, interested students and parents, educational professionals, and gap year experts. For the past 15 years, the circuit has crossed North America each winter; this year, the events have been redesigned to meet a virtual format. As the premiere event series of its kind, the fairs have provided students with a broad exposure to gap year programs that encourage active learning through travel, cultural immersion, service, work experience, and mentorship.. Opportunities for face-to-face conversations with gap year program providers, trip leaders, advisors, and gap year alumni offer attendees a personal and individualized experience. Each event begins with a presentation by gap year advisors and alumni. These gap year experts provide attendees with a rich overview of the gap year option, share relevant data, highlight authentic student experiences, and provide tips and resources to help guide families through gap year research.  USA Gap Year Fairs Gap Year Programs To register for the FREE USA Gap Year Fair: For more information on USA Gap Year Fairs, visit

Action Quest  Expeditionary Learning
AFS Intercultural Institute Intercultural / Peace
Americans Corp for National Service Humanitarian, etc./Helps pay college loans
Audubon Expedition Institute Environmental
City Year Community Service
Class Afloat Shipboard Classes
Council on International Educational Exchange Study/Work abroad
Calleva Gap Year Offer two semester-based Gap Programs, Connect with your creativity & leadership potential
Cultural Experiences Abroad Study aboard Reviews
Disney Career Start Program  
Dynamy Internship Year Real world experience with hands-on internships.
Eagle’s Nest Foundation Experiential education for young people
Full Sail


Real World Education; Recording arts/Film/Video Production, Multimedia


Gap Year Solutions Independent Gap Year advisor and coach helps family find options 
Global Citizen Year Apprenticeships
Global Programs International study/teaching
Go Abroad  US and International Programs
Go Overseas Listings and reviews of programs
International Projects for Youth Exchange International projects listings
International Language School, Educational Tours, Service Learning  International service learning understanding and language Education
Nacel Open Door International understanding and anguage education
National Outdoor Leadership Schools Eco-friendly courses and travel
Putney PreCollege Go beyond the classroom; 9-12 grade. Includes, language, service learning, and student travel.
Rustic Pathways Gap Year Programs All Over the World
Verto A Gap Year Without the Gap

*Arlington Public Schools does not sponsor, endorse, recommend or screen the individuals or companies whose offers are posted here. Families and students are reminded that they need to complete their own research on these individuals or companies to determine if they wish to engage in any of their opportunities or services.