How to Take a Gap Year: The Ultimate Crash Course!

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Everything you need to know about gap years in 2021, wrapped up in an exciting and engaging virtual event series & scholarship giveaway!

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In addition to the 12 regional and national virtual USA Gap Year Fairs, we're thrilled to offer this crash course for all things gap year! For the first time, USA Gap Year Fairs will bring together expert gap year counselors, gap year alumni, and college admissions representatives for this engaging series of panel-style events with live Q&A to tell you everything you need to know about planning the ultimate gap year.

Pre-register once to stay up to date on all things gap year and receive access to these 15 virtual events that will run from 4-5 PM PST / 7-8 PM EST:

Feb 1: Explore the Gap Year

Feb 2: Scholarships & Funding

Feb 8: Gap Year to College Transition

Feb 11: How to Choose a Gap Year Program (Session 1)

Feb 22: Ask an Expert: Counselor Q&A

Feb 25: Gap Year as Career Exploration

Mar 8: How to Choose a Gap Year Program (Session 2)

Mar 15: How to Win a $10,000 Gap Year Scholarship!

Mar 22: Gap Year 101: Gapping in the COVID Era

Mar 24: How to Plan Your Gap Year (Independent vs. Program)

Mar 29: Gap Time as Career Exploration

Mar 31: Gap Year in the Wild: Outdoor Experiences & Adventure Trips

Apr 5: Gap Year in the Arts

Apr 8: College Credit & Language Learning During Gap Time

Apr 12: Gap Year Options in Conservation, Sustainability, & Social Justice

For US-based students, parents, and educators interested in taking gap time or supporting a student taking gap time in 2021, we recommend registering for this series as well as at least one of the virtual USA Gap Year Fairs, where attendees will have the opportunity to catch info sessions from program representatives and have 1:1 conversations with program providers.

BONUS: $15,000 in scholarships

Plus, this year, we'll be announcing over $15,000+ in scholarships for US-residents, so be sure to share this link with your friends and family! The scholarship application will be open from Feb 1 - Apr 15, 2021.

*Registration Tips:

Fair attendees, we're thrilled to see you at our virtual events this season! Due to the virtual nature of these events, please register to attend individually -- i.e. parents and students should register separately unless you all plan to tune in using the same computer.

Also, if you plan to attend our event and would like to request any reasonable accommodations in order to benefit from our programming, please inform us of your request via email at at least 1 week prior to the event date and we will do our best to make the event accessible.

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