Begin your Gap Year experience living abroad and volunteering in one of five exciting countries: India, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru or Tanzania. Explore the world around you and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Have a meaningful impact on a population and community in need. Work alongside other volunteers to make a positive change in the world. Whether you teach English, care for orphans, contribute to a social cause, or build houses, your volunteer work will greatly benefit the people around you.
Have the freedom to direct your own life and learning. Your journey of self-directed learning will offer a whole new level of independence, but with that comes responsibility. Make the most of your free time abroad to experience local life and explore your surroundings while staying on top of your goals.
Be a part of and engage with a new community. You will be fully immersed in several new communities: the city where you live, the placement where you volunteer, and the house where you stay. Get to know your neighbors, find a sense of belonging, and form lasting relationships.
Survive in a new environment. Living in a new country and culture where people speak another language and eat different foods is challenging. From grocery shopping to bartering for a taxi, you will learn how to communicate effectively, solve problems, and be flexible – while outside your comfort zone.
Increase your awareness and respect for people different from yourself. You will meet locals, volunteers, and travelers from around the world – all with different traditions, value systems, and ways of life. Expand your appreciation for various cultures and peoples of the world and find value and beauty in the differences.
Observe and reflect on your experiences. During Voyage, your coach will guide you through a series of exercises to help you process what you’re observing and experiencing abroad. These reflections on your life and the world around you will help guide you through Launch and beyond.