Gap Year Planning During CoVID-19

After months of online learning, college and high school students are eager for connection, community, and hands-on experiences. Fortunately the gap year field has worked tirelessly since March to pivot, innovate and bring to fruition extremely meaningful living and learning opportunities for students of all ages and interests.

We have many resources and strategies to help you understand your gap year options during COVID-19. Join us any week for Webinar Wednesday. Get tips in our blog. Schedule a free introductory call with Jane or Jason.

For 25 years our aim as educators has been to help every young adult make informed and empowered decisions about their next, best steps in life. COVID-19 has only strengthened our commitment to supporting you.

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Webinar Wednesday: weekly with Jane & Jason

Gap Year Planning During COVID-19

Join Jane and Jason Sarouhan - J2Guides co-founders, gap year counselors and lifelong experiential educators - on Wednesdays at 7pm EST for a free, 30-minute webinar with Q&A.

As we always do at J2Guides, we begin with #whatisyourwhy. Then we explore the current gap year landscape, program adaptations, and strategies to identify and meet your goals amidst COVID-19. This webinar is ideal for high school seniors, current gappers, college students and parents who are trying to understand the living and learning environments that are available and best for them.

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Plan the Gap: cohort or self-paced.

Learn gap year planning and COVID-19 strategies, and receive personalized program referrals. Ideal for 1/2 year planning!

Plan the Gap includes our signature and interactive Explore the Gap training. Either with a group or self-paced, students identify their gap year goals, budgets and safety parameters, as well as develop COVID-19 planning strategies and resources. Then students work one-on-one with their J2Guide - Jane or Jason - to identify student-specific gap year options.

Join the next cohort or choose our self-paced option.

Just beginning your gap year planning, or need help for the next 1/2 of your year? Plan the Gap allows you to start with our Explore the Gap training, or jump right into your one-on-one meetings with Jane or Jason.

Early in the pandemic the media highlighted both gap year and college strategies for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Featuring J2Guides:


May 28 • By Alyson Krueger

Falling Into the Gap Year


May 5 • By Nancy Keates

Incoming College Students Could Take Gap Year Over Covid-19 Uncertainty


May 12 • By Amy Morona

Coronavirus Pushes Some 2020 High School Seniors To Consider Gap Year


May 4 • By Elizabeth Redden

A College Dream Deferred?


May 3 • By Rick Ruggles

More students may take gap year in light of uncertainty caused by coronavirus pandemic

More Curated News:


May 1 • By Fred Thys

Colleges, Students Weighing Uncertainty In Fall Classes


April 28 • By Christopher Rim

Thinking About Taking A Gap Year Due To COVID-19? Here’s How To Make The Most Of It


April 25 • Good Morning America

Countdown On for Parents and Students considering College

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Professional Gap Year Consultants Jane & Jason Sarouhan offer expert gap year advice

We are Jason and Jane Sarouhan, founders of J2Guides, professional gap year consultants, and a husband-and-wife team that has spent the past 25 years advising high school, gap year and college students on wilderness, experiential and international programs.

We know that you have questions, and we are here to help. Please join us on Webinar Wednesday or schedule an introductory call. Both are free and open to all.

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