- United States of America
- New York
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6 and 12-week program options are available.
Spring 2022: February 7–May 6, 2022
Fall 2022: September 12–December 9, 2022
Spring 2023: January 16–April 14, 2023
6 Week Program: $9,975
12-Week Program: $17,950
Become an insightful individual who cares about the ideas and stories that shape our world. Led by New York Times experts, Gap Year at The School of The New York Times is a 6- or 12-week program in New York City where students interact with some of the world’s leading thinkers who are covering the important issues of our time across global affairs, politics, technology, arts & culture and more. Gap Year students emerge with an expanded worldview, a sharp sense of perspective on a wide range of topics and strong critical thinking and communication skills that will prepare them for college, career and lifelong success.
- The faculty at The School is comprised of journalists and staff of The New York Times, professionals who are experts in their fields and exceptional educators who are active practitioners.
- The School offers a vast network of professional contacts for students to engage with through formal guest speakers, individual class visits, and guest lectures. Gap Year students have the opportunity to meet some of the world’s top talent.
- The Independent Learning Project is the central component of the Gap Year program. Students are matched with a faculty member to work on a new or existing independent project. Students may choose a piece of writing, new media, photography or other medium.
- Service Learning and Reflection projects complement the Section Studies, helping students identify ways to give back to the community and contemplate how their understanding of the world is changing.
- Students will emerge from the program with a strong sense of self, imbued with a framework of deepened understanding about what drives their passions, issues that are meaningful to them and where they stand in relation to those issues.