Travel & Cultural Immersion Gap Programs

    Want to get out of your comfort zone? Make time between high school and college for a gap program that allows you to travel to other parts of the world and experience other cultures. Whether you want to hike the Andes, live with a family in France or Italy, explore Thailand and other parts of Asia, or hone your Spanish in Argentina or Madrid, there’s a gap program to fit your interest in the wider world. Some programs include community service or academics. Many include language immersion or homestays. You’ll learn the independence and responsibility you’ll need to succeed in college. Some gap programs last a few weeks; others an entire academic year. There’s one to fit your budget and schedule.

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    Alzar Gap – Patagonia Exchange
    Gap Year Programs

    Alzar Gap – Patagonia Exchange

    Cascade, Idaho

    The Patagonia Exchange Gap Program from Alzar Gap allows high school graduates to find their place in a diverse and globalized world through outdoor adventure, authentic cultural exchange, and working with inspiring community leaders in one of the most beautiful, and highly coveted, adventure destinations in the world: Patagonia, Chile...(more)

    Carpe Diem Education | Semester in the Borderlands
    Gap Year Programs

    Carpe Diem Education | Semester in the Borderlands

    Portland, Oregon

    The Borderlands semester provides an opportunity to discover the issues and complexities facing communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Discover the role that climate change plays in current and future decision-making and the degree to which political boundaries impact the lives of people and communities on both sides of the border...(more)

    Carpe Diem Education | Hawai’i Semester: Environmental Connection & Adventure
    Gap Year Programs

    Carpe Diem Education | Hawai’i Semester: Environmental Connection & Adventure

    Portland, Oregon

    Hawai'i: a land of elemental forces coming together to create one of the most extraordinary and beautiful ecosystems on earth. We have designed this program for students who love the natural world, come be humbled by the grandeur of the ocean, the migrations of whales, the vibrance of the land, and the magic of the Aloha! Spend a semester on Maui and the Big Island while traveling with a small group of up to 11 other gap year students and two experienced leaders!..(more)

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