GAP Year Information & Resources
is a GAP Year?
is time out to travel between life stages. It is also known as a sabbatical,
time off, time out and a year out, referring to a period of time (not
necessarily 12 months) in which people disengage from curricular education
and/or work and undertake activities such as traveling, volunteering or working
In the field of college
applications, a GAP-year is a year taken between high
school and college. During this GAP-year, students engage in extra-academic and
non-academic courses, language studies, volunteer work, travel, internships,
sports and more, all for the purpose of improving themselves and their resumes
before going to college. These academic GAP-years are also called Pathways,
Prep-Year and Bridge-Year.
A simple google-search will yield more
than you ever wanted to know about GAP Year programs, considerations and things
to ask. We recommend doing some research before deciding on the GAP Year
option, including reaching out to the college or university you would like to
apply to in order to find out what their take is on the GAP Year.
are a few resources to get you started: