Are there Gap Year Alternatives for High School Students?

Get a Life-Changing Experience in 3 Weeks Instead of an Entire Year:

  • Experience a new country and its culture in only a couple of weeks
  • Avoid scheduling conflicts! You can keep your school year schedule
  • Journey to Africa, Asia, Latin America, or The Caribbean and still graduate on-time
  • Save money! GLA is all-inclusive, except for airfare and travel documents
  • Make friends from around the world - including the US, UK, and Canada

Travel Abroad: Summer Programs vs. Gap Year

Taking a gap year before college often isn't possible due to the constraints fo the school year schedule, especially for ambitious high school students who want to graduate on-time and attend the college of their choice. Instead, summer break offers a wonderful opportunity to spend a few weeks on an international adventure without upending all your plans.

While on a GLA program, you'll not only be exposed to a new culture and language, you'll also get to participate in a meaningful service project. By volunteering in the community where you'll be living for 10 days to 3 weeks, you'll forge connections to local people better than you would as a tourist on most gap year programs. Plus, you'll be around people your age who share your interests in travel and giving back. Exciting new adventures await you - so what are you waiting for?

Global Leadership Adventures is a division of Terra Education, a leader in the field of international service learning. Terra also operates Discover Corps, one to two week volunteer vacations for adults and families, in collaboration with the National Peace Corps Association.

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