Jane Sarouhan

How to Write a College Deferral Letter, Using an Oreo Cookie

If you have been accepted into college and have also decided to take a gap year (congratulations!) among your first steps is to ask your college if you can postpone your attendance for a year: you will request a deferral, or to defer your admission. Requesting a deferral to take a gap year during COVID-19

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Interview: Road2College & High School Hamster Wheel

What a thrill for us to be interviewed by powerhouse team Debbie Schwartz of Road2College and Betsy Jewell of High School Hamster Wheel. The four of us all want nothing more than to help families sort their ways through this uncertain time. Debbie and Betsy had a long list of questions for J2Guides, from planning a

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7 Tips for Planning a Gap Year During COVID-19

Every day we ask ourselves how we can be of best use to the experiential and international community, and to you – the families whose ideas of either gap year or college have been turned upside down. Our approach has been, from the start, a forward-facing one that focuses on transparency, productivity, community and communication as

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