Are you a recent high-school graduate wanting to do something different before going to college? That’s what Next Step China's Gap Year Program is all about—giving yourself an extended period of time to live, learn, and work in China. Whether you're learning Mandarin, interning, teaching, or volunteering during your gap year, Next Step China will make sure that you have a safe, successful, fun year.
Next Step China offers two options for your gap year experience:
1. University Gap-Year: Spend an entire year in China getting college credit for your studies.
2. Build Your Own Gap-Year: Mix and match to create your own year-long experience in China. Pull from a wide variety of Next Step China programs to develop a curriculum that best fits your needs.