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