Gap Year Resources

This is a sampling of programs and resources related to gap year (time between graduating from undergraduate studies and graduate school or a job). Please visit the Office of International Programs for additional resources and advising on how to best plan your gap year experience.

General Resources

Gap Work

The Gap Year

Idealist 

Transitions Abroad 

Youth Service America


Domestic Service Corps

These programs provide training to serve in a specific capacity and typically require a minimum commitment of 1-2 years and include modest compensation to cover living costs.

AmeriCorps State and National

AmeriCorps VISTA 

AmeriCorps NCCC 

Green Corps 

Public Allies


Health/Research

Center for Disease Control Fellowship Programs

Health Corps 

National Institute of Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs


Public Service/Government

Capital Fellows Program

City Hall Fellows

Congressional Hunger Fellows 

CORO Fellows in Public Affairs 


Teaching/Education

City Year

Match Corp 

NYC Teaching Fellows 

Teach for America 


Faith-Based

AVODAH Jewish Service Corps

Catholic Volunteer Network 

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Vincentian Service Corps West


International

International Programs

Global Health Corps 

Peace Corps

Dave’s ESL Café 

English Program in Korea 

InterExchange 

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

Spanish Government’s Teaching Assistant Program

Teach for China

WorldTeach

 

International Volunteering

May or may not include a program fee.

Amigos de las Americas

Global Routes 

Global Service Corps

Global Volunteer Network

Projects Abroad 

United Nations Volunteers

Volunteers for Peace

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

 

International Internships or Jobs

Organizations assist in finding short-term work abroad for a fee.

AIESEC

BUNAC

Center on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

International Development Jobs

Work for Good