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Helping students increase college success by planning transformative Gap Years based on life skills and real world learning

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Gap Year Planning

The Gap Year Plan helps students map out their Gap time and helps structure activities and experiences to meet their interests, goals and budget.

Internships

Gap Year Internships

Matching students with an internship experience that fulfills key objectives of their Gap Year plan, focusing on desired industries, job functions and skills.

Access a library of articles, presentations and other Gap Year information, including COVID-19 perspectives.

Access a library of articles, presentations and other Gap Year information, including COVID-19 perspectives.

Gap Year Solutions has been featured in many national and local news articles.

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From Our Blog

My student didn’t take a Gap Year!

My third son just started college, after deciding not to take a Gap Year…At the end of the day, he exemplifies what I hope for all students: full awareness of the Gap Year option and its benefits, and then a thoughtful CHOICE about whether or not to defer the start of college.

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Founder

Katherine Stievater

Gap Year Solutions helps students increase college success through transformational gap experiences. Founder Katherine Stievater works with students across the U.S. to structure work, service, travel and other activities into a customized plan. Her approach focuses on student ownership, and building life skills such as problem solving, independent living, and resilience. Katherine’s process with her students creates trust and powerful mentoring relationships. She encourages students to embrace this unique opportunity to step off the traditional path, be authentic, and continue to discover themselves!

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