Gap Year Companies and Organizations - Activities and Work Placements
Taking a break between high school and college allows you to unwind. You gain immeasurable experience interning, volunteering or experiencing life in a foreign country. Discover some of the bet gap year companies and organizations.
AFS Intercultural Gap Year Programs
AFS, the leading provider of foreign exchange programs, also offers gap year programs. Students live with a foreign family for a full school year where they attend school programs or volunteer opportunities in that country.
Gap year students learn customs, culture and necessary language skills. Choose from dozens of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and South America. Call 1-800-AFS-INFO for details on gap year programs.
Blue Ventures Gap Year and Career Breaks
Blue Ventures offers novel gap year expeditions. Spend that year in between high school and college helping to conserve one of our most important resoures—ocean and sea coastlines.
Travel to Belize, Fiji, Madagascar or Malaysia for your gap year. Gap year participants learn important research skills while observing ocean life. They immerse themselves in the culture and lives of the coastal communities. For more information, call Blue Venture's London office +44 (0)207359 1287 or fill out the online form.
Council on International Educational Exchange Gap Year Abroad
CIEE offers gap year trips to Chile, China, Dominican Republic, France, Japan and Spain. These gap year programs start at $11,000 and last a full semester. You live with a family in that country and learn their culture and language.
If you're interested in more information regarding a CIEE gap year program, visit www.ciee.org. There you can fill out the online form for more information.
LeapNow.org LeapYear Gap Year Programs
LeapNow offers group or individual gap years ranging from a few months to a full year. Participants in LeapNow's LeapYear programs must be a minimum 17 years of age. Trips go to areas in Asia and Latin America. Spend time in India learning the different religions—Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam or Sikhism. Live and work in South America where you can master the Spanish language and immerse yourself in their culture.
LeapYear programs count as a full-time college and you receive college credits upon completion. Year-long programs combining Indian and South American travels start at $30,000. Scholarship funds are available to LeapYear participants. Call 888-424-5327 for more information on LeapNow gap year programs.