Thinking about a gap year?

Here are five main categories of gap year programs: 1) Clearly Christian, 2) Community Service based, 3) For College Credit, 4) For Work, and 5) High Adventure

I have had no personal experience in this area, but I hope in the future to add testimonies from students who have taken a gap year.  Here are programs I have heard about or read about…

CLEARLY CHRISTIAN

 

Impact 360 http://www.impact360.net/2.0/

Founded by: John and Trudy Cathy White in 2003

Purpose: “To facilitate the development of godly women and men shaped by a passionate walk and authentic personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”

“To mobilize students to break the cycle of spiritual poverty throughout the world.”

Year for God http://www.year4god.com/

Listings and Links to numerous gap year opportunities with Christian organizations

Capernray/Torchbearers http://www.capernwray.org.nz/about_us/History_of_Capernwray

YFCP gap year teams: http://www.yfcone.com/2010/01/12/overseas-opportunites-recruiting-now/?s=gap+year&image.x=0&image.y=0&image=submitname#

COMMUNITY SERVICE BASED

AFS Intercultural Programs http://www.afsusa.org/usa_en/focus_on/community_service

Rustic Pathways Program 2 http://www.rusticpathways.com/gap2010-2011/gap2010.php

Transitions Abroad http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/study/teen/teen_volunteer_organizations.shtml

FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

 

Leap Now http://www.leapnow.org/

Education First (language schools) http://www.ef.com/master/ils?etag=

FOR WORK

Gap Year Jobs http://www.gapyearjobs.co.uk/

Gap Year Jobs Abroad http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/shortterm/gap_year_jobs_abroad.shtml

ADVENTURE BASED PROGRAMS

 

Rustic Pathways Program 1 http://www.rusticpathways.com/gap2010-2011/gap2010.php

First Gap Year http://www.firstgapyear.com/

Backpacking http://www.the-backpacking-site.com/gap-year.html

Xtreme Gap http://www.xtremegapyear.co.uk/

You also may want to read: Transitioning

The College Experience Questionnaire

Writing a Good College Essay

Letter of Inquiry to a College

Preparing for College

What if I don’t want to go to college?

Education, Homeschool, Gap Year

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