USA Gap Year Fairs Schedule

Connect with gap year program providers, counselors, alumni, and college admissions representatives at our virtual events to learn everything you need to know about taking a gap year!

Upcoming Events

Each year, the Go Overseas team coordinates about 40 USA Gap Year Fairs across the country to connect students, parents, and educators with gap year program providers from all over the world. As we adapt to changing times, we've redesigned our in-person events to provide our community with inspiration and guidance at home.

Join us for our virtual gap year fairs, webinars, thematic panel discussions, interactive workshops and live Q&A sessions this winter! Upcoming event details and registration will appear below as events are confirmed.

  1. Sat 13 March
    National USA Gap Year Fair

    Join us for this combined webinar & virtual gap year fair to get the most up to date information about gap year basics, how the gap year field has adapted to COVID, tips for researching & planning your gap year, navigating the college deferral process, and which programs are accepting applications.

    10:00 AM (PST) - 1:00 PM (PST)
  2. Mon 15 March
    How to Win a $10,000 Gap Year Scholarship

    USA Gap Year Fairs will be awarding a $10,000 scholarship this year! The deadline to apply is April 15th. Join us to hear our Scholarship Coordinator review tips for your application.

    4:00 PM (PDT)
  3. Mon 15 March
    How to Take a Gap Year: The Ultimate Crash Course!

    In addition to the 12 regional and national virtual USA Gap Year Fairs, we're thrilled to offer this crash course for all things gap year! Join us and hear from expert gap year counselors, alumni, and college admissions representatives for this engaging series of 8 panel-style events with live Q&A...

    5:00 PM (PDT) - 6:00 PM (PDT)
  4. Mon 22 March
    Gap Year 101: Gapping in the COVID Era

    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.

    4:00 PM (PDT) - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  5. Wed 24 March
    How to Plan Your Gap Year (Independent vs. Program)

    Wondering how to make your gap year dreams a reality? Join us for a step-by-step roadmap to planning gap time that’s right for you. We’ll cover how to choose a location, which programs are operating in 2021, budgeting, and how to plan for a safe, educational, and immersive experience.

    4:00 PM (PDT) - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  6. Mon 29 March
    Gap Time as Career Exploration: Teach, Internships, & Work Exchange

    Build your resume with a semester or year gaining professional experience. Meet with providers offering a host of domestic, international, and virtual opportunities to grow your confidence, develop your skill set, and collaborate with teams around the world.

    4:00 PM (PDT) - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  7. Tue 30 March
    (CST) Virtual USA Gap Year Fair

    Get the inside scoop on taking a gap year in 2021 & beyond and meet with gap year program providers from all over the world! Join us for this combined Gap Year 101 webinar & virtual gap year fair to get the most up to date information to help plan your gap year.

    5:00 PM (PDT) - 7:30 PM (PDT)
  8. Wed 31 March
    Gap Year in the Wild: Outdoor Experiences & Adventure Trips

    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 adventure.

    4:00 PM (PDT) - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  9. Mon 5 April
    Gap Year in the Arts

    Are you dreaming of taking a gap year to pursue your passion for arts and culture? 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.

    4:00 PM (PDT) - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  10. Thu 8 April
    College Credit and Language Learning During Gap Time

    Are you tired of online learning, but worried about “falling behind” your peers? Learn how you could embrace experiential learning by spending 2021 conducting research at sea, studying Mandarin in Chinaor trekking through Latin America or Oceania -- all while earning college credit.

    4:00 PM (PDT) - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  11. Mon 12 April
    Gap Year Options in Conservation, Sustainability, and Social Justice

    Now more than ever, youth are passionate about dedicating themselves to meaningful action. Join a panel of industry experts to learn how your gap time can make an impact through service learning, education in sustainability, and cultural exchange.

    4:00 PM (PDT) - 5:00 PM (PDT)