Funding Your Child’s Gap Year: Should You Help?

It’s likely that among your first concerns, when your young person brought up the idea of traveling for a year, was cost. I know it is always my first question when my teens have approached us with the dream of a summer hopping trains across Europe, or buses across America, or crossing the Mediterranean and[…]

Gap Year Planning for Parents: Help Your Student Plan, With GAP YEAR 30 PARENTS (it’s free!)

Does your student want to take a gap year but you’re not sure where to start with the planning? If your child is thinking about taking a gap year but you are feeling a little overwhelmed at the idea of planning it, you’re not alone! It’s normal to struggle with the logistics of planning a[…]

Why Use a Gap Year Counselor?

If you are in high school, chances are you or someone you know is working with a college counselor to help them through the painstaking college application process. For students who need help deciding which schools to apply to or how to write a great essay or how to finance their college experience, this guidance[…]

Hương Uyên Bùi: Travel Access Grant Recipient

  We are pleased and excited to announce our next TAP grant recipient!  This week we share with you a glimpse of who Hương Uyên Bùi is in her own words.   Hương Uyên Bùi Dear Mom, I have never made you unsatisfied, at school, I always make my best effort to become the best student[…]

Aleah Cordoba: Travel Access Grant Recipient

  It’s the final week of August and we are pleased to send it off with an introduction and congratulations to Aleah Cordoba for being chosen as a member of the first cohort of TAP grant recipients! Aleah Cordoba Recently, I discovered that when I was three years old, for uncertain reasons, my mother sent[…]

Filip Carnogursky: Travel Access Grant Recipient

  This week we are introducing Filip Carnogursky and congratulating him on his admittance into the first cohort of TAP grant recipients! Filip Carnogursky Filip Carnogursky is just a regular ginger guy from a beautiful little village in Slovakia, where, when mentioned the word ‘gap-year’ (which doesn’t even have a direct translation), an avalanche of[…]

Meet The Finalists!

What it Takes We are very excited and proud to announce this year’s TAP finalists! This is an amazing group of people who are all doing wonderful things in this world. There were many qualified applicants and narrowing the finalists down to 12 was no easy task. Everyone had to go through an extensive application process[…]

Family Gap Year: The Best Countries to take Your Family Abroad to Live, Work, Study, & Play

Deciding to world school with your family and kids is half the battle. Choosing the destination is the next hump, and we’re here to help you figure out where to call home during traveling edventure. Whether you want to be on the move and visiting a ton of places, or you want to sit-tight in[…]