Dedicated Gap Year Counseling
EnRoute is able to contract with your organization to provide support directly to your students who require assistance in future planning. If your program only extends for part of a student’s Gap Year, we can help them build on the successes of your program for their remaining gap time. This is a huge value add for programs, since students often find themselves without a plan for the second half of their year following a structured fall program. EnRoute services include goal setting, life coaching, program matching and itinerary design.
Case Study: Travel Access Project
Travel Access Project offers grants to creative people planning independent gap years for the purpose of combining education and adventure. As they launched this exciting new initiative, their team “tapped” Julia for her expertise in travel advising this age group. Julia worked individually with the grant recipients to help them clarify how they were going to use their grant and helped them prepare for their adventures.
In subsequent years, EnRoute has offered an advising-specific grant to a TAP applicant that demonstrates an interest in receiving mentorship and advising support during the planning and implementation of their gap time.
Case Study: Outward Bound
EnRoute and Outward Bound teamed up for the Maine Leadership and Service Semester, which takes place in the fall. EnRoute Director Julia Rogers works remotely and in-person with each semester student to plan the second half of their gap time. Past participants have gone on to teach in Guatemala, volunteer with monks in Laos and intern in North Carolina. This partnership ensures that each Outward Bound student continues to maximize the potential of their Gap Year by participating in additional enriching experiences outside of the Outward Bound program.
Are you a governmental agency, non-profit or school system looking to design your own gap year program? EnRoute can provide expert advice on best practices, market insight and other resources to upstarts who want to develop a great opportunity for young people.
All Organization services are bespoke based on your needs. Get in touch for more details and pricing.