Planet Gap Year is a new web site designed to assist US students, their parents and advisers to plan a productive 'gap year' before college.
We provide insightful and timely information via news articles, a Blog, a database of US and internationally based gap program providers, and gap stories- firsthand experiences from students who have recently returned from taking a gap.
A gap year is a period of time when students take a break from formal education to travel, volunteer, study, intern, or work. A gap year is also referred to as a deferred year, year out, year off, time out, time off. A gap year experience can last for several weeks, a semester, or up to a year or more. Typically a gap year is taken between high school graduation and starting college, during college, or between college and starting graduate school or a career.
Watch this video taken at the 2009 Denver Gap Year Fair: