Planning a gap year in 2021? It's an exciting opportunity to take your whole future into your hands: you can decide where you want to go, and what you want to do. In that process, a gap year provider can be incredibly valuable. They can offer support, guidance, and even an itinerary to help give your gap year some structure while still helping you achieve your personal goals for taking a gap year in the first place.
Gap year providers are a great alternative for people who want to take a gap year but don't want to plan it all themselves. Here on Go Overseas, we have gap year resources and program listings -- but we also have reviews from past gap year takers (aka gappers) on what the experience was really like. We ask gappers to rate their gap year experience in five categories: Housing, Support, Fun, Value, and Safety. To determine the top gap year providers, we looked at these categories and the overall ratings of each provider to come up with this list.
Learn more about how we scored programs for this year's awards by clicking here.