Location
  • Online
Length
52+ weeks
BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Timeframe
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment Ashram Boat Cabin Guesthouse Host Family Hostel Hotel Lodge Tent
Primary Language
English
Age Min.
17
Age Max
100

Pricing

What's Not Included (Extra)

We are not a program provider, so our services extend to advice and planning resources. We do not coordinate travel or arrange bookings.

Nov 02, 2023
Jul 30, 2023
18 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

EnRoute's founder and Gap Year Association accredited counselor Julia Rogers works individually with students to coordinate and execute a personally crafted gap year itinerary.

From Julia:
Excited to take a gap year but feeling a little lost in the process? That's where I come in! Every student I work with receives individualized attention so you can take the guesswork out of planning. My process is both empathic and efficient; a combination that saves families time, money and unnecessary stress. Gap year planning should be fun, and I work to help students feel excited and confident in their gap year plans.

Over the past 14 years, I have guided hundreds of students through their gap time. Through in-person site visits and thorough vetting, I have developed a database of partners that I confidently recommend to those looking for high-quality options. I also assist students in designing their own independent travel plans.

Set up a free intro call at enroutegapyear.com!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

EnRoute wholeheartedly welcomes all people, regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

As a part of our commitment to foster an environment of trust with our clients, we abide by these guiding principles:



We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
We strive to create an atmosphere that is inclusive of all.
We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
We are committed to addressing issues of equity and justice in the travel industry through continued education, advocacy and personal interaction.

LGBTQIA+ Support

EnRoute wholeheartedly welcomes all people, regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

As a part of our commitment to foster an environment of trust with our clients, we abide by these guiding principles:



We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
We strive to create an atmosphere that is inclusive of all.
We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
We are committed to addressing issues of equity and justice in the travel industry through continued education, advocacy and personal interaction.

Impact

Sustainability

EnRoute is a proud member of 1% for the Planet

Ethical Impact

EnRoute acknowledges the fact that travel and volunteering can be a force for great good. It can also be extremely problematic. We do our best to foster respectful travel and volunteering by our students.

To this end, we have developed a set of standards that we use as our guide when counseling students on volunteering opportunities:

Vulnerable Peoples: We discourage volunteers without appropriate training to work with orphans or other vulnerable children.
Medical Work: We do not recommend programs that allow untrained volunteers to conduct medical procedures on patients. We do support programs that allow shadowing, non-invasive procedures (e.g. taking blood pressure) and public health projects provided they meet our other standards for recommendation.
Child Protection: We encourage all programs to conduct background checks on volunteers who will be working with children. If a program cannot feasibly conduct background checks on volunteers, we expect assurances that children will not be left unsupervised with volunteers.
Wildlife: We evaluate programs on a case-by-case basis by consulting with a wildlife biologist on best practices. We do not recommend opportunities that allow inappropriate interaction with domestic or wild animals. This includes but is not limited to:
Sites that allow any direct contact with large cats like lions or tigers
Sites that drug or sedate animals for the sole purpose of human interaction
Sites that are currently or ever have been associated with canned hunting
We encourage responsible travel throughout our advising process and have developed a pre-departure curriculum to further educate students about how to be considerate global citizens.

Program Highlights

  • Personalized gap year planning to suit every budget, interest and personality
  • Expertise: GYA Accredited Counselor with 12 + years of gap year counseling experience
  • Efficiency: Julia saves families (especially parents) dozens of hours of research time
  • Empowerment: Julia helps students take ownership of their own planning
  • Julia's process maximizes value, saves time and allows students to thrive on their gap year and beyond

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Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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Morgan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Working with Julia changed my life

It is not an exaggeration to say that working with Julia Rogers changed my life. While people typically associate gap years with high school students, I decided to take a gap year after graduating college when I felt incredibly lost. I didn't know what I wanted to do professionally but I knew I wanted to challenge myself. After meeting Julia, it became clear to me that a gap year was exactly what I needed. I would not have done it without her. Together, we crafted the perfect itinerary. The realizations that I have had about myself and what I want to do on this gap year have been absolutely essential. I would have been lost without her guidance. She is so thorough, kind, and overall just the best person to have in your corner. I truly cannot say enough good things about her. If you are at all considering a gap year, BOOK A CALL WITH JULIA. You will not regret it!

Pros
  • Well suited to work with any age group
  • Extremely thorough and knowledgable
  • Listens and tailors programs to you and your needs
53 people found this review helpful.
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Julia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Julia is the best!!

I am so incredibly satisfied with the quality of service that Julia provided. When I graduated from high school in 2022, we knew I wasn't ready to transition to college. I decided to take a gap year, most of Europe does it after all!

I didn't trust myself, or my parents, to choose appropriate programs so my high school councilor recommended Julia Rogers. As soon as I got in contact with her I knew we were in the right hands. Her knowledge and professionalism was so important to my success. I am excited to attend college in the fall with my head on straight and this newfound independence!!

Pros
  • I got to visit our nations breathtaking national parks and have gained a lifelong love of the outdoors.
  • I traveled solo and learned how to navigate difficult situations independently.
  • I feel very prepared for my transition for college, I am invested in my education.
51 people found this review helpful.
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Trina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Julia Knows Her Stuff!

It's natural for a 17-20-year-old to want to make decisions independently, which can present challenges to a parent who is invested in ensuring the most valuable experience for a gap year. As parents, we know where our children need to mature and grow but we also know they need respect and independence. Julia was such a wonderful bridge between the needs of our daughter from her perspective and from ours. She took the time to get to know all of us and presented options that were within our budget and would meet our daughter's goals. Julia allowed us to take a backseat and let our daughter lead the process, but with the confidence that the outcome would be just right for her.

She just completed two vastly different semester programs with travel and work in between and we are blown away by the change in her confidence as she heads off to college. Everyone who asks her about her experience gets to see her huge smile and she always leads with "This has been the best year of my life!"

Pros
  • Julia is organized and keeps students on track with application deadlines, travel prep, etc.
  • She is mindful and supportive of the unique emotional needs of every student
  • It's great to know that if there is travel interruption, illness, or unforseen problems that Julia will be there to assist
102 people found this review helpful.
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Andrea
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

As the parent of a student taking a gap semester, I could not have been happier with our experience with Enroute Consulting. Julia was extremely attentive and responsive. She took the time to get to know my child and suggest programs that would engage him and help him grow. My child decided late in the fall semester to take a gap semester in the spring due to COVID restrictions at his college. Under an extremely tight deadline, Julia found a wide variety of amazing programs for the spring and we felt extremely comfortable knowing the programs were well vetted by Enroute.

118 people found this review helpful.
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Grant
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend Julia Rogers and EnRoute Consulting!

Julia Rogers of EnRoute Consulting was everything we could have hoped for in a gap year advisor: diligent, creative, attentive, and responsive. She had so much specific knowledge and experience about many great programs we could not have found on our own. She provided a lot of options and was a great listener and advisor. Moreover, we would not have considered VACorps in South Africa (the internship program our son is currently loving), but her knowledge and experience gave us confidence to proceed and everything has been safe and fantastic. We would highly recommend using Julia as a gap year advisor.

131 people found this review helpful.
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Delaney
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best year of my life

I'm attending one program currently that Julia connected me too and I love it I learned so much through the program I'm in and I'm learning independence. Julia checks on me and makes sure everything is running smoothly and I love that. I don't feel like I go on this journey alone, I have the best support and I'm about to do a summer program overseas now that Julia connected me too. She really listens to your goals and wants and find the best program for you. I'm forever grateful to Julia thank you so much I would recommend having Julia help you on your gap year journey and she helps us find programs that create memories that last a lifetime. Thank you so much for EVERYTHING Julia.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Leaving home and the support Julia gave me made me feel less alone and she found a program that could support my needs.
129 people found this review helpful.
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Ian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Full Service GAP Year Consulting

I've always had an interest but decided to explore taking a GAP year in June 2020 more seriously. Julia could get to know me, discern my interest, and help cultivate a shortlist of my GAP year goals to keep it focused and effective. Based on my individual needs (time, money, goals), she curated a list of accredited programs that she would personally recommend. Julia worked with my parents as well to ensure that we were all aligned throughout the process. During any downtime between programs, she provided toolkits with exciting courses and volunteer opportunities to keep me busy.

Her service was beneficial during a pandemic. I had little travel experience, and Julia was able to be a sounding board as we made decisions based on what was going on in the world at the time. We always had several plans to pivot to in case the climate changed.

The first semester I spent on an experiential service-learning program, which traveled across the Pacific Northwest for 70 days with a group of 15 people. Part of the program included getting our Wilderness First Aid Certification and Scuba Certification. I had never camped before but spent most of the trip sleeping in a tent. I learned a lot about myself. I can cook sweet potatoes and tacos over a fire. I can teach football to a group of people who, for some reason, don't know anything about the sport. The partners of the program were incredible. I met a man who survived falling into a volcano and another man who had been the Head Ranger of Yellowstone National park.

In the second semester, I will go to Cape Town, South Africa, for a Commerical Real Estate Internship. I am very excited about the opportunity to work within International Business. During the downtime, I am taking a virtual course that included life skills building and goal setting.

I appreciate what Julia has done for me and look forward to working with her for the rest of my GAP year.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The fourth night I was on the first program, I went from my tent to the bathroom. The sunlight was fading. I looked to the right and about 8 yards away was an 800 pound Bull Moose.
139 people found this review helpful.
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Bailey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

EnRoute Counseling - Smooth Research Process and Advice for Gap Year Experiences!

My incredible gap year experience would not have been possible without Julia's thoughtful advising and diligent research. She listened intently to my ideas, considered what I wanted out of my year, and matched me with some excellent programs. I didn't really know exactly what I wanted but looking back I wouldn't have done anything else. She broadened my opportunities by connecting me with a wider range of programs than I could have ever found on my own. Couldn't recommend her or Enroute highly enough!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open-minded and explore all opportunities available! Step outside of your comfort zone and you might find something you never thought you would do but once in it, couldn't imagine doing anything else.
139 people found this review helpful.

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