You know you, and we know the gap year.
You are on the cusp of change. It is a time of great possibility. At J2Guides we believe that this is one of the most transformative crossroads of your life, and an opportune time to consider "What is your Why"?
With nearly 30 years in experiential education, we know that your answer - your Why - will be the foundation for building an intentional gap year. We also know that assessing the quantity and quality of options can be overwhelming, the costs may be discouraging, and pursuing a less traditional path can feel isolating.
We start with a belief that you know you best. Combine that with our decades of expertise. Then, together, let's plan your best gap year!
Hello! We are Jane & Jason Sarouhan, the J2 of J2Guides.
We have devoted our entire careers to supporting young adults in wilderness, international and experiential settings and are the only Gap Year Association accredited consultants who have held every role in our field. Over the last 30 years we have: taken gap time ourselves; guided dozens of gap year programs; designed experiential education curriculum and risk management protocol; directed a national nonprofit with service learning programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America; and worked with over a thousand gap year students.
We believe passionately in what we do and, above all, we believe in the power and potential of gap time to help you manifest your best version of you!