You know you, and we know the gap year.
You are standing on the cusp of change and possibility. It is a time of excitement and inspiration. At J2Guides we believe that THIS could be one of the most transformative crossroads of your life.
With 45 combined years in experiential education, we know that assessing the quantity and quality of gap year options can be overwhelming, the costs may be discouraging, and a less traditional path can feel isolating. We also know that student agency and financial accessibility are key to a successful gap year. You know you, and we know the gap year, so let’s bring our best together in an empowering, effective and affordable gap year planning process.
We are Jane and Jason Sarouhan, your 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 gap year counselors who have held every role in our field. In addition to spending the last decade as gap year counselors, we took gap time as young adults, have led hundreds of students on programs as field instructors, designed experiential education curriculum, and directed a cross-cultural service learning organization. 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.