J2Guides is a professional gap year counseling service that puts student empowerment and affordability at the forefront of the gap year conversation. Co-founders Jane and Jason Sarouhan have spent 25 years supporting young adults in wilderness, international and experiential settings. They are the only Gap Year Association accredited gap year counselors who have held every role in this field: they took gap time as young adults, have led hundreds of students on programs as field instructors, designed curriculum and risk management protocol, directed a national educational nonprofit, and have spent the last decade as gap year consultants.
If you are here then you are thinking about a gap year. And if you are thinking about a gap year then you are someone who is ready to question, to learn, and to grow. If along the way you are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic, experienced and authentic gap year mentors, J2Guides is the right place for you.