Gap Year Programs

A gap year is an interim year taken as a break between high school and college. During a gap year, participants undertake experiential and educational opportunities in the U.S. or abroad. You might choose to immerse yourself in another culture, volunteer in a service organization, take on an internship or even participate in an academic program abroad.

Check out the following articles to see if a gap year is right for you:

The programs listed below are not affiliated with Shady Side Academy and being listed does not constitute an endorsement by SSA. We encourage families to do their own careful research before committing to a program.