You know you, and we know the gap year.
You are standing on the cusp of change. It is a time of great possibility. At J2Guides we believe that this can be one of the most transformative crossroads of your life, and an opportune time to consider #whatisyourwhy?
With 45 combined years in experiential education, we know that this question is 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 a less traditional path can feel isolating.
The exciting part is, #youknowyoubest. Our role is simply to bring our experience, from across the gap year landscape, to help you curate your best gap year.
We are Jane and Jason Sarouhan, the J2 behind 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 counselors who have held every role in our field. In addition to spending the last decade as gap year consultants, we took gap time as young adults, have led hundreds of students on programs as field instructors, designed experiential education curriculum and risk management protocol, and directed a national nonprofit that took hundreds of students overseas annually. 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.