Join the HDC from abroad
An action packed gap year in the USA
Travel in America. Experience new cultures. Find your people. Dive into yourself.
FAQ for students taking a gap year in America
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.
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Can I Afford a Gap Year in the USA?
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.