Gap Year Adventures After High School
An after high school and before college gap year is a great time to explore yourself and the world.
Take a semester or year of experiential learning. Meet amazing new people and deepen one's practical skills and personal awareness!
LOCATED IN WESTERN COLORADO, USA
THE HIGH DESERT CENTER GAP YEAR PROGRAM WELCOMES STUDENTS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE THEY JUMP INTO COLLEGE OR CHOOSE ANOTHER PATH.
Most students who are considering a gap year program do so after graduating from high school. However some take a gap year during high school or after a year or two of college. A gap year is a a great time to travel, meet new people, focus on personal growth and get to know yourself outside the confines of the classroom.
A gap year can be a great way to get motivated and inspired for life or for continuing education. motivate and inspire students and better prepare them for college.
Some gap year students worry that taking a break before college will affect their college applications or admissions. Many colleges have gap year policies in place, allowing your application to be deferred for a year without needing to re-apply. If you have questions, reach out to your prospective colleges and talk to them about taking a gap year.
FAQ for students taking a gap yearafter high school
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT OUR GAP YEAR PROGRAM
When I first arrived at the High Desert Center I could never have imagined how much I would grow to love and value all those unfamiliar faces I met in the airport. I wouldn’t have even dreamed of all the laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe moments, the sense of support and excitement every time we accomplished something together, and the tears both of sadness and of joy we would all share.
Nevada City, CA
If you are looking for a Gap Year program where you expect the unexpected, this is it. Be prepared for something that will change you in ways you never anticipated. This program is an amazing combination of outdoor leadership skills, emotional growth, and community building, which makes for an amazing Gap Year that could never be repeated.
High Desert Center is recognized as a top rated USA Gap Year Program:
WHEN DO I APPLY?
Today! We are currently accepting applications.
Have more questions:
Where will you sleep? What will you eat? What will each day look like?
Can I Afford a Gap Year after High School?
When we ask our students why they chose us, many say words like “community,” “philosophy” or “strong recommendations.” Another thing we commonly hear is that our programs are affordable. Read more about how the HDC offers the most affordable American gap year program out there.