Our core service is the Gap Year Plan, which helps students map out their Gap time including a wide range of service, volunteer, work and travel experiences. (Read below for description and pricing for the Gap Year Plan.)
Some students will also benefit from additional coaching to ensure they are staying on track and following a structured plan for the semester. Gap Year Mentoring is available to both Gap Year Plan clients and as a standalone hourly service. Please contact us here to inquire about Gap Year Mentoring.
ImagineU is a great option for those students not traveling during a Gap semester. This virtual experience recognizes the importance of social connection and engaging gappers in additional ways during their year or semester. More details available here.
Being able to connect with other gap year students virtually definitely opened my eyes to so many parts of the world through stories and connections.Zach Herman, Gap Year Solutions student, Spring 2020
If you would like to learn more about our services, please submit your information here. We will schedule a phone call to get introduced.
Following this phone call, if you are interested in the Gap Year Plan, we will schedule a one hour Initial Consultation with the student and at least one parent to review the student’s responses to our Gap Year Questionnaire, answer more detailed questions about Gap Years, and establish budget and boundaries for your Gap Year planning process. The fee for the Initial Consultation is $100.
Students interested in only ImagineU do not need to submit a questionnaire.
We ask all families considering working with Gap Year Solutions to review our Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) as part of this process.
Packages & Fees
Initial Consultation: $100
Please complete the Gap Year Questionnaire before our scheduled meeting.
Gap Year Plan: $2,200
A successful Gap Year depends on articulating interests and goals, and building these into a well thought out plan. Gap Year Solutions listens to the needs and interests of each student, and works closely with the student and family to structure customized Gap Year activities. Our experience working with students and families, research with program educators, vetting of activities and program options including site visits, and feedback from hundreds of students who have completed Gap Years help us develop Gap Year plans tailored to each student’s individual situation.
For the Gap Year Plan, Gap Year Solutions:
- meets with the student and family in-person (if appropriate) and via email / text / phone to further explore the student’s interests and goals, advise students of additional requests and questions to shape options.
- prepares initial ideas for how the student may wish to spend their Gap Year time, including internships, paid work, service work, travel, language study and other experiences.
- conducts additional research and consultation with Program Directors and others as needed,
- vets specific options to fit within the proposed plan and budget, and
- delivers a plan consistent with the student’s interests, goals, timing and budget.
Gap Year Plan
ImagineU is designed for students who are not traveling during their Gap semester. More details on ImagineU are available here. Submit your information on our Contact form to schedule time to speak with us about ImagineU.
Current Gap Year Solutions clients receive $100 discount.
Program Length: 11 weeks (October 5, 2020 through December 18, 2020)
ImagineU (current client)
Advanced Planning: Hourly Rate
Some families wish Gap Year Solutions to continue work after the Gap Year Plan has been finalized. Upon request, Gap Year Solutions will bill hourly for this work. We will conduct regular check-ins with the student and family to ensure we are aligned on direction, progress and timing.
Fees for the Gap Year Plan must be paid in full before we begin our research. Once work has begun, all fees are non-refundable.