USA Gap Year Fairs

Facing the possibilities of online learning, students are exploring creative alternatives like taking gap time. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with gap year experts and alumni through our upcoming virtual events.

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Connect with industry experts and gap year alumni!

Looking for inspiration and reliable information about gap year programs or summer opportunities? Join our virtual events to meet experiential educators, gap year experts, and gap year alumni so you can start planning your next adventure. If you're searching for domestic gap year programs in the United States, there are plenty of options to choose from right here within the country.

For the past 14 years, USA Gap Year Fairs has partnered with progressive high schools across the country to educate, inspire, and empower students to look beyond the classroom and pursue opportunities for experiential learning. As we adapt to changing times, we've redesigned our in-person events to provide our community with inspiration and guidance. Stay tuned for updates regarding upcoming events this winter.

Taking a gap year, participating in a summer program, or enrolling in a high school semester abroad might seem intimidating, but it’s actually much easier than you think -- especially when you know there’s a community of people to help support you.

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Go Overseas will continue to host and share virtual gap year events from presenters all over the world. Take classes, attend webinars, join Q&A sessions, catch program presentations, and participate in break out discussions from the comfort of your home. Future event details and registration will appear below as events are confirmed.

  1. Thu 3 December
    Gap Year in the Wild: Outdoor Experiences & Adventure Trips

    Put the distance in social distancing! Whether you’re eager to study indigenous cultures while camping the Pacific Northwest, earn Wilderness First Responder Certification while climbing in the Southwest, or learn to SCUBA dive in the Caribbean, this is your opportunity to explore your options for...

    Time: 3:30 pm (PST) - 4:15 pm (PST)
  2. Thu 3 December
    Gapping during COVID: Risk Management, Health & Safety

    Is it possible to take gap time safely during COVID? Meet with gap year providers, counselors, and program leaders who will share the measures that their organizations are taking to ensure student safety during uncertain times. Q&A will follow.

    Time: 4:30 pm (PST) - 5:15 pm (PST)
  3. Fri 4 December
    Gap Year in the Arts

    Work alongside other young artists to develop your skills and study art theory and history while enjoying a view of the Irish countryside, or wandering through galleries in Italy, to immerse yourself in living history. Explore your options and meet the people behind the programs in this interactive...

    Time: 10:00 am (PST) - 10:45 am (PST)

Gap Year Scholarships

Planning your gap year and funding your gap year go hand in hand, which is why we’re thrilled to offer gap year scholarships each year. Although the 2020 USA Gap Year Fairs scholarships have been granted, be sure to read through 20 Gap Year Scholarships & Grants to Apply For in 2020 and 20 Pro Tips for Doing Your Gap Year on a Budget for more information regarding funding opportunities.

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