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Taylor the Gap


Taylor The Gap is a GYA accredited gap year consulting service based in Boulder, Colorado. Founder Marion Taylor MSW works with students of all ages, orientations, abilities, and economic backgrounds nationally with a strong emphasis on student ownership in the design of personalized gap experiences. Marion's ongoing commitment to the vetting of gap year programs combined with her lifetime of personal gap year experiences, parenting of 4 gap year children, and over 30 years of social work, creates a unique blend of expert skills for guiding gap students to set goals and plan based on interests and passions. Whether one's time off is a gap year or semester between high school and college, between college terms, after college, mid-career, or during retirement, this period of self-exploration instills confidence, focus, and motivation for future educational pursuits in younger students, while enabling older adults to find purpose, connection and meaning in their later years.



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Yes, I recommend this program

Her service is unique because she provides very personalized sessions

I am so grateful I chose Taylor the Gap to guide me through my gap year as Marion helped me narrow down my selection of programs until we found one that met all my needs. Her service is unique because she provides very personalized sessions and has traveled quite a bit herself providing first hand advice and tools. Her work doesn’t stop when you head out on your gap year, as she also meets with you to debrief upon your return and with the transition into college serving as a personal advocate and friend.

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Mother of a gap year
Yes, I recommend this program

Marion is a terrific gap year advisor!

Marion is a terrific gap year advisor. Her experience and knowledge were a huge benefit to our family – she knows the people inside the organizations and their history, programs comparisons, and lots of key information that is not on the websites! Marion was super helpful to my son in asking him about his interests, helping him clarify his goals and preferences for a gap year, and supporting him in the process of picking two different gap year travel programs. With her knowledge of the programs, she was very good at exploring the differences between the programs and helping him select programs that were a good fit for him. She was also a resource in thinking about the rest of his gap year – getting jobs and planning his summer priorities before heading to college. She’s wonderful – we highly recommend her!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you, Marion!

Thank you for always being there, for answering our calls, for always having options, options, options every time we needed to change gears, for providing insightful reflections and quality assurances for the programs we considered, and for being a source of enthusiasm and positivity at every juncture. This process for us was easier and less complicated because we knew you were there to provide your expertise, experience and contacts along the way.


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