We offer unique educational adventures where our students live full-time aboard our vessels while spending a semester of their gap year sailing from island to island, country to country, or continent to continent in any number of global locations...(more)
Guide to Gap Year Programs
Welcome to the 2022 TeenLife Guide to Gap Year Programs! Featuring 17 programs of all different types, from travel options to gap year language programs and more, this free guide is the one-stop resource for any teen considering a transformative gap experience. Gap years can be among the most exciting and enriching experiences of a young person’s life, but if you’re not sure where to begin, TeenLife can help!
Use the links below to view the guide “flipbook” and learn more about several amazing gap year opportunities available to you. You can also request information from multiple programs that interest you or read about gap years on our popular TeenLife blog!
After you’ve looked through the guide, use the filters below to get a better look at all of the opportunities featured in the 2022 Guide to Gap Year Programs. Notable experiences include environmental conservation efforts in coastal Maine, an audio engineering workshop in Nashville, Tennessee, and travel options where you can learn languages in a number of different countries! You can filter by minimum cost, interest, destination, session length, and more. Categories include academic options, self-discovery programs, and performing and visual art gap opportunities. With all that to look through and more, there’s sure to be a program that matches you or your teen’s interests!
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Carpe Diem Education offers expertly designed semester and year-long gap programs in Italy & Greece, Spain & Morocco, Hawai'i, the South Pacific, Central America, South America, India, and Southeast Asia. College credit, scholarships, and payment plans are available on all semester and year-long programs...(more)
Gap at CET: Intensive Language and Internship + Language Programs in China, Italy, Japan, and Jordan
Ready to build self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and a global perspective? With Gap at CET, get top-tier language instruction and take your skills in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, or Japanese to new levels. On internship programs, develop valuable professional experience with placements at organizations in China, Jordan, or virtually. ..(more)
The Academy brings together young changemakers worldwide to build leadership skills for solving global challenges. Students enroll in our leadership course (delivered virtually), join conversations with influential changemakers, and receive personal mentorship. Students finish the semester as part of an global community, with confidence in their values and strengths, and clarity for how to connect their purpose with the change they want to see in the world...(more)
This program explores the relationship between ancient Greek and modern-day practices via hands-on, experiential learning through excavating at Voula, Lab-work, engagement with new technologies, creating an e-portofolio and traveling around Greece NOTE: All health & COVID-19 safety protocols are observed..(more)
Parzival Academy offers young adults the opportunity to discover more of who they are, connect to their values and purpose, envision what's possible, and create a life that's sustainable, fulfilling and meaningful. Students receive personalized mentoring while implementing real, hands-on projects, becoming wise leaders, and sharing their gifts with the world in meaningful ways...(more)
The New Horizons Gap Year Program, offered by Ananda College, is especially designed to encourage self-discovery and inner growth. Classes in Finding your Calling; Meditation; and World Cultures, Spirituality and Consciousness are a few of the courses that help students explore their goals, motivations, and talents...(more)
Begin your journey of self-discovery at the center of the art world. This program is ideal for students who are passionate about the wider arts and want to embark on a journey of self-discovery and cultural immersion...(more)
Ingenuity Year runs gap year programs for students with Learning Differences and ADHD. We help students develop skills, maturity, and independence that will serve them in college and beyond. We do this by engaging with real challenges facing real communities with a like-minded community of peers...(more)
Our Gap Semester is designed to help you maximize your potential, as you learn about yourself and your place in the world, helping you make better future academic and professional choices while you enjoy the experience of life in Madrid...(more)
Pacific Discovery is a global leader in experiential education, offering transformative gap year and summer programs abroad since 2001. Programs are overland journeys combining authentic immersion, meaningful service, wilderness adventure. Students leave with a deepened sense of their identity, passion, and purpose...(more)
Our Gap Year & Semester courses are far from the traditional study abroad program or travel experience. These courses are the perfect opportunity to get away and spend time for yourself, learn about the world around you, gain leadership and outdoor skills, and push the limits to discover your capabilities and passions...(more)