USA Gap Year Fairs

Facing the possibility 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 in your hometown.

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Connect with industry experts and gap year alumni!

Looking for inspiration and information about gap year programs or summer opportunities? Join our virtual summit to meet with experiential educators, gap year experts, and gap year alumni so you can start planning your next adventure.

For the past 13 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.

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.

Virtual Gap Year Summit Upcoming Events

Join us June 10th - 24th as Go Overseas hosts the first virtual Gap Year Summit connecting prospective gap year students and their families to industry experts and program providers. Attend webinars, Q&A sessions, program presentations, and break out discussions from the comfort of your home. Although the events are free to the public, pre-registration is required.

  1. Wed 10 June
    Taking a Gap Year in 2020

    Are you a high school senior considering a gap year, or guiding a young person through this decision? Join us for an informational and interactive webinar to discover the possibilities of the gap year option.

    11:00 AM (PDT) - 11:45 AM (PDT)

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.


USA Gap Year Fairs Student Ambassador Scholarships

Why do you want to take a gap year in 2020? Tell us why and you could win a scholarship to make those dreams become a reality! We'll grant two scholarships to students who demonstrate outstanding motivation to pursue gap year experiences.

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Learn about taking a gap year

Want to read up on gap years before or after the fairs? Here are a few articles to help you with your gap year research.

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