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  • United States of America
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Backpacking City Exploring Remote Exploring
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Ashram Boat Cabin Camper Van Guesthouse Host Family Hostel Hotel Lodge Sleeper Train Tent
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Price Details
Services range from $495 for the DIY Gap Year Toolkit to $885 / $1,475 for Semester / Year Consulting Packages. Flexible hourly planning $165 p/h, scholarships available.
Apr 15, 2024
Jun 27, 2022
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About Program

Free to Roam Adventures embraces a student-driven approach to gap year planning by offering personalized support and mentoring for students to explore their own unique interests and future pathways during their gap time. Founding Director, Susan Staley has firsthand experience as a gap year student, gap year program leader, and director of study abroad in 25+ countries throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America & Australia and Oceania. Motivated students are empowered to explore gap year opportunities with the guidance of Free to Roam Adventures’ DIY Gap Year Toolkit -- a series of educational videos and engaging workbook activities, followed up by a one-on-one planning session for feedback on their gap year plan. Gap Semester & Gap Year Consulting Packages are also available for in-depth personalized planning support. Schedule a no obligation introductory consultation to learn more.

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Program Highlights

  • Domestic & International Opportunities Available
  • Customized Portfolio with vetted recommendations based on your interests and budget
  • Intern + Volunteer + Travel + Work during your Gap Year
  • Support & Mentoring during Gap Experience
  • Range of Consultation Packages to Meet Your Gap Year Planning Needs and Budget

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Yes, I recommend this program

Free to Roam Adventures

During my gap year I worked with Susan at Free to Roam Adventures. She helped me so much in trying to find budget friendly options for my gap year and in preparing me to travel internationally for the first time. Without Susan, it’s likely I would not have found the programs that I did partake in during my gap year. She was very thorough during advising and I could tell that she really cared about helping me and finding the activities that were a perfect fit for me. Overall, Susan was a great advisor and mentor and I am so happy I was able to work with her this year!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Free to Roam Adventures

I had a great experience with Susan. She especially did a great job of keeping in contact with me and making sure that I was getting things done for the programs she introduced me to. She also did a great job of finding a wide range of activities to do during my gap year. I appreciate how well she listened to my criteria for the programs I would consider doing. She was also very helpful regarding my resume and just general things I needed to get done before college. I was really happy with the work she did when she went through the packing list for the gap semester camping trip she found for me and made a comprehensive list of best places to find the items and what extra items I might need for the trip.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Either rock climbing or sliding down ice on a hiking trail in the Grand Canyon.
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