13. Take a Gap Year
Gap year programs are one of the best ways to gain both life experience and useful skills for college applications and future careers. A big challenge for a lot of people can be in knowing where to find the information necessary to organize a gap year. Many people don’t even know how or where to start looking. Here is a list of resources about Gap Year Programs available to you.

The Gap Year website will help you discover your ultimate gap year experience.

BUNAC are volunteer and working abroad experts. They have been offering working adventures worldwide to UK customers since 1962.

At AmeriCamp, they urn your American dream into an exciting reality. We offer incredible summer jobs at camps across the country and a salary that truly allows you to travel all over the USA.

Camp America has the biggest international summer camp staff provider recruits thousands of young people each year to work at hundreds of summer camps all across the USA.

Camp Leaders offers opportunities to meet people from around the world, have unforgettable adventures and epic American road trips while being supported every step of the way by us.

City Internships offers eight-week internships that combine intensive classroom-based workshops, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers. Choose from nine industries and five countries.

Frontier has over 300 gap year, adventure travel and volunteering abroad placements worldwide.

Kaya Responsible Travel provides a range of sustainable volunteer and internship placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America you can travel the world and make a difference with Kaya Responsible Travel.

This organization has a passion for discovering China's rich culture and a desire to help others experience it for themselves. Since 2005, they have been organizing teaching placements with Chinese schools and families for over 1,000 people.

The Center for Interim Programs are known as the Gap Year Counseling Experts Since 1980. They are the first and longest running gap year consulting service in the United States.

Go Abroad offers Gap Year programs where Meaningful Travel Starts. All you have to do is choose a type of travel and start exploring opportunities abroad.

The Gap Year Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that advances the field of gap years to students from all backgrounds. They believe an intentional gap year can be part of the welfare for us, our nation, our neighbors, and our fellow global citizens.

At Gap 360, they can help you get the gap trip you have always dreamed of. They assign you an expert travel advisor to help you plan your perfect trip. They offer 200+ programmes in over 50 destinations!

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