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Gap Year Planning

Although ahead of the competition in many categories, America is a bit behind on the “gap year” concept. Extremely popular in Europe, Gap Year programs are designed for high school graduates to get out and explore the world, while gaining hands on experience, before entering their first year of college. Teens who have participated in these programs claim to have gained a broader global perspective, a better understanding of self, and increased independence. Many programs place students right in the heart of a culture, so they can live and learn amongst the locals, whether that is in Cambodia, Uganda, or Fiji—to name a few possibilities. Gap Year programs offer volunteer opportunities, paid work experiences, worldwide travel, sports education, wildlife adventures, and much more in many exotic locations. If you are interested in learning more about gap year options for your child, please contact us. We can provide a personalized list of gap year recommendations with detailed information on each program. Once you have decided on the gap year program that best suits your child’s interests, we can help you with the scheduling and planning of the program. Please contact Dr. Jamie Rodriguez for more information on JBG Educational Group’s gap year services.