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Program Details

Backpacking City Exploring Remote Exploring
Year Round
Apartment Cabin Guesthouse Host Family Hostel Lodge Sleeper Train Tent
Age Min.
Age Max


Price Details
Long's Peak Plan-Clients will receive the following services in the Long's Peak package:
Free initial 45 minute consultation, assessment of questionnaire, review of essential eligibility criteria, research, vetting, matching, and selection of gap experience, alumni referrals, application assistance (editing only), outreach to gap program administration, pre-departure Guide, pre-departure final check-in call, mentorship and support services for problem solving during gap experience, interview and evaluation at mid-point and at completion of gap experience.
What's Included (Extra)

Gap Programs provide accommodations, meals, park fees, transportation. As a gap counselor, I provide suggestions for airlines, travel insurance, visa, internet , equipment, SIM cards.

Feb 15, 2022
Feb 01, 2021
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About Program

Taylor The Gap, founded in 2011, is a personalized gap year planning service based in Boulder, Colorado. GYA accredited founder Marion Taylor shares her passion in the transformative power of gap experiences and brings a unique perspective to her "tailored" counseling, drawing from a lifetime of travel and gap experiences-including 3 years in the Peace Corps, from parenting four gap year children, from vetting of both domestic and international gap programs through site visits, and from 35+ years of social work with families. She speaks annually at USA Gap Fairs, colleges and high schools in the Rocky Mountain West, webinars and podcasts, and served on the GYA's Board of Directors from 2018-2020. She is an active and respected member of the Gap Year Association and serves as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and active member of the Fair Trade Committee.

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Program Highlights

  • Personalized counseling that "tailors" students' interests to the best fitting gap experience or program
  • Comprehensive services from initial consult to transition post-gap
  • Lifelong gapper & mother of four gap children
  • Masters in Social Work
  • Personable, responsive, accessible

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Yes, I recommend this program

Her service is unique because she provides very personalized sessions

I am so grateful I chose Taylor the Gap to guide me through my gap year as Marion helped me narrow down my selection of programs until we found one that met all my needs. Her service is unique because she provides very personalized sessions and has traveled quite a bit herself providing first hand advice and tools. Her work doesn’t stop when you head out on your gap year, as she also meets with you to debrief upon your return and with the transition into college serving as a personal advocate and friend.

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Mother of a gap year
Yes, I recommend this program

Marion is a terrific gap year advisor!

Marion is a terrific gap year advisor. Her experience and knowledge were a huge benefit to our family – she knows the people inside the organizations and their history, programs comparisons, and lots of key information that is not on the websites! Marion was super helpful to my son in asking him about his interests, helping him clarify his goals and preferences for a gap year, and supporting him in the process of picking two different gap year travel programs. With her knowledge of the programs, she was very good at exploring the differences between the programs and helping him select programs that were a good fit for him. She was also a resource in thinking about the rest of his gap year – getting jobs and planning his summer priorities before heading to college. She’s wonderful – we highly recommend her!

69 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you, Marion!

Thank you for always being there, for answering our calls, for always having options, options, options every time we needed to change gears, for providing insightful reflections and quality assurances for the programs we considered, and for being a source of enthusiasm and positivity at every juncture. This process for us was easier and less complicated because we knew you were there to provide your expertise, experience and contacts along the way.

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