Gap Year Decision Day is May 25

Find Your Tribe on May 25th!

You may have heard of College Signing Day, which is an opportunity for students to share their college plans on social media. Well, the gap year world has caught up and #GapDecisionDay is happening on May 25th!

Gap Year Decision Day will link together thousands of young people like yourselves that are about to embark on amazing adventures after graduation.

Use the hashtag #GapDecisionDay on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Shout out to programs you’re participating in, friends you’re traveling with or the future college who granted you a deferral!

Supporters of #GapDecisionDay include USA Gap Year Fairs, American Gap Association and GoOverseas




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