Taking a Gap Year

A gap year is a break after university when a recent graduate can engage in community service, participate in research, teach, or travel before enrolling in a graduate program or taking full-time employment. If you are thinking about taking a gap year after your senior year, speak to a career coach to discuss your options, andfind out how to make the most of this year.

Resources
Gapwork.com Explore destinations, volunteering opportunities, and plan your gap year
Gapyear.com A website with additional resources to help plan your gap year
Gooverseas.com Explore opportunities abroad for your gap year
OGER: Gap-Year Programs A list of nonprofit organization the offer global eduction resources, products, and services
ARCC Service opportunities in Africa, Asia, India, Latin American
CIEE Gap opportunities in Australia, Chile, Spain, China, Dominican Republic, France, Italy, Japan, Jordan
Gap Year Opportunities A list of gap year opportunities published by the University of Chicago
Gap Year Resources University of Michigan gap year resource page
NYU GAF, Princeton in Asia, Asia Foundation Fellowship Fellowship programs
Teach for China Teaching or volunteering in China