Gap Year Resources

This is a sampling of programs and resources related to taking a gap year (time between graduating from undergraduate studies and graduate school or a job). Make an appointment to discuss additional resources on how to plan your gap year experience.

General Resources

Gap Work
The Gap Year
Transitions Abroad
Youth Service America

Service Corps

These programs provide training to serve in a specific capacity, typically requiring 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


Center for Disease Control Fellowship Programs
Health Corps
National Institutes of Health Programs

Public Service/Government

Capital Fellows Program
City Hall Fellows
Congressional Hunger Center
CORO Fellows in Public Affairs


City Year
Match Corps
NYC Teaching Fellows
Teach for America


Global Health Corps
Peace Corps

International Teaching/Education

Dave’s ESL Café
English Program in Korea
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
Cultural Ambassadors – North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
Teach for China


AVODAH Jewish Service Corps
Catholic Volunteer Network
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Vincentian Service Corps West

International Volunteering (may 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.

Center on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
International Development Jobs
Work for Good


Government internships for recent graduates
One Day One Job