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.

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Go Overseas plans to 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 25 June
    Volunteering, Sustainability, and Conservation Opportunities for Gap Year Students & Postgrads

    Calling all eco-warriors: Are you passionate about sustainability? Crazy for conservation? Join our panel of experts as we discuss options for gap year students and postgrads in the volunteer, sustainability, and conservation sectors.

    Time:
    10:00 AM (PDT) - 11:00 AM (PDT)
  2. Thu 25 June
    Ask an Alum: Gap Year Students Share Their Stories

    Are you thinking about a gap year? Maybe you have a few unanswered questions like how to get started, why you should take a gap year, or what options are out there? Join us for an open discussion as we hear from students who have taken gap time. Feel free to submit questions during registration!

    Time:
    12:00 PM (PDT) - 12:45 PM (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.

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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.

Value
$3,000
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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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