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GAP Year Programs List
« on: October 05, 2010, 12:58:30 am »
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Hi,

I found this pretty interesting e-book that had a list of the possible gap year programs some of you may want to know/do if you are planning to take one. As you can try something totally different and explore other interests before starting your degree, it's a truly invaluable experience if thought of well, but not for everyone:

Volunteer Programs:Multiple Countries
Africa & Asia Venture
Aide Abroad
American Friends Service Committee
Amigos de las Americas
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Cosmic Volunteers
Cross Cultural Solutions
Dragonfly Volunteer Projects
Eco Volunteer Up
Experiential Learning International
Foundation for Sustainable Development
Gap Guru
Global Citizens Network
Global Crossroad
Global Routes
Global Service Corps
Global Volunteers
Global Volunteers Network
i-to-i
Institute for Field Research Expeditions
Lattitude
Long´e Dominica
Orphanage Support Services
Pro World
Projects Abroad
Quest Overseas
Students PartnershipWorldwide
Volunteers for Peace
WLS International

Cultural Immersion Programs
Adventure Ireland
Andeo International Homestays
Australearn
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Bridge Year
Carpe Diem Education
China Quest
Council on International Educational Exchange
Cultural Destination Nepal
Cultural Embrace
Education First Multi-Language Year
El Casal Barcelona
Global Citizen Year
Global Learning Across Borders
International Cultural Adventures
International People’s College of Denmark
Kibbutz Program Center
King’s Academy
Kokrobitey Institute
Kwa Madwala
Leap Now
Living Routes
Madventurer
Magic Carpet Rides
Masa Israel Journey
Passage International
Rustic Pathways
Sage: Studies Abroad for Global Education
Sojourns Abroad
Southern France Youth Institute
Sunrise
Thinking Beyond Borders
Up With People
VentureCoWorldwide
Vermont Intercultural Semesters
Where There Be Dragons
World Learning Study Abroad
Young Judaea Year Course
Youth International

Adventure Programs

British Schools Exploring Society
Global Vision International
Greenforce
Pacific Challenge
Raleigh International
Trekforce

Language Study Programs

AIL Madrid Spanish Language Immersion School
Amerispan
CESA Languages Abroad
Language Link

Art,Music, Theater, and Media Programs

Actor’s College of Theatre and Television
Apicius: The Culinary Institute of Florence
Art History Abroad
Brown Ledge Gap Year
John Hall Pre-University Course in Venice
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute
London School of Sound
New York Film Academy
Northern Gap Theater School
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Studio Art Centers International, Florence

Sailing and Tall Ship Programs

Barque Picton Castle
Class Afloat
Living Classrooms
Ocean Classroom
Odyssey Expeditions
Sea/mester
Sea Semester at Wood’s Hole
Semester at Sea
World Ocean School

Conservation, Environment, and Marine Life Programs

Audubon Expedition Institute
Blue Ventures
California Conservation Corps
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Coral Cay Conservation Expeditions
Dolphin Institute
Earthwatch
Frontier
Institute for Cultural Ecology
The Leap
School for Field Studies
Wild Lands Studies

Outdoor and Wilderness Programs

Castle Rock Institute
InternationalWilderness Leadership School
National Outdoor Leadership School
Outward Bound
Outward Bound International

Sports Programs

Altitude Futures
American Football Around the World
Australasian Golf Academy
Flying Fish
Global Sports Experience
IMG Academies
Ski le Gap
Ticket to Ride
Travellers Worldwide

Miscellaneous Programs

Archaeological Institute of America
ArcheoSpain
Dynamy
Woolman Semester

International Postgraduate Year Options (between high school and uni)

British American Educational Foundation
Oxford Advanced Studies Program - study at Oxford for a term/year
Ridley College
St. Leonard’s School

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Well that's basically it!

Hope some find this useful, it's good to have on the boards, as i haven't seen anything like it yet.

-Vexx
« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 01:00:13 am by vexx »
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Re: GAP Year Programs List
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 01:02:22 am »
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Not too helpful really, but:

Low Cost Programs
Keep in mind that low-cost programs lack many of the frills of their more
expensive counterparts. There may be less in-country support, fewer
group outings, less access to Internet, phone, and other comforts of home,
and certainly the living arrangements will be spartan. Language schools can
be relatively low in cost, but are generally more casual and offer less than
more established programs. Many volunteer programs ask very little of
participants in terms of funding, but ask you to work hard and live humbly.
You can forgo a structured program and simply find an organization
that needs help. Volunteering on your own without a program asks more
of you. You need more initiative, organization, courage, and confidence.
If you want to find a low-cost overseas volunteer opportunity, check
out the Omprakash Foundation (www.omprakash.org). This nonprofit
organization has an ever-expanding database of grassroots educational
projects that you can contact on your own. Omprakash also offers grants
to young people who volunteer with these programs, which can further
reduce the cost of your trip.
Foreign governments and charities fund some programs, which
makes them very inexpensive for participants. For example, Global Volunteers
offers the opportunity to teach in Africa for six months for only
$1,500, and World Teach offers a year in China for only $500, plus
airfare. The International People’s College in Denmark is subsidized by
the Danish government, and offers a twenty-four-week session for only
$6,000, including room and board.
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Re: GAP Year Programs List
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 10:56:10 pm »
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useful info. Stickied.

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Re: GAP Year Programs List
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 12:43:21 pm »
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Bumping this- so people of this year will see it in their unread threads. It may be useful for some of you to start thinking about this for next year :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 05:21:49 pm »
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Wow thanks heaps!! Definitely something I'm thinking about...
Do you just google the programs and it gives you the websites? Maybe someone should add links... :)

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Re: GAP Year Programs List
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 05:46:23 pm »
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Wow thanks heaps!! Definitely something I'm thinking about...
Do you just google the programs and it gives you the websites? Maybe someone should add links... :)

sure someone can take forever to add links for all of them, but im sure you can just google them and find quite easily. :)
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 07:10:14 pm »
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Re: GAP Year Programs List
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 11:39:21 pm »
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WOOOOOOOOOOH! Finally a VCENotes thread about gap years!

As for my contribution, I have found the thorn tree forum on lonelyplanet.com to be great for info about next year.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/index.jspa

Personally, I'd rather do it myself next year rather than have everything planned out by a company, but the non for profits and NGOs listed above are certainly excellent resources! Thakns vexx!
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 03:06:27 pm »
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are all these organisations reputable ?

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Hoping to get more traffic to this over here :)

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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 06:04:12 pm »
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This list is just lovely.  ;D
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Wow this is a seriously good thread.
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