Gap Year Planning During CoVID-19

After a year of online learning, high school and college students are eager for connection, community, and hands-on experiences. The gap year field has worked tirelessly since March of 2020 to bring to fruition meaningful living and learning opportunities for all students.

We can help you understand your gap year options during COVID-19. Join us for Webinar Wednesday or Plan the Gap (read more about each below). Schedule a free introductory call. Get tips in our blog.

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

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Webinar Wednesday with Jane & Jason

How to Plan an Inspired Gap Year in 2021

Join us, Jane & Jason - J2Guides cofounders, accredited gap year counselors, and lifelong experiential educators - for this free, 30-minute webinar with Q&A.

Wednesdays at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST

This webinar will help you consider and plan an inspired and intentional gap year as we: define the gap year, equip you with steps to identify your goals, share COVID-19 strategies, and review the support that J2Guides offers. It is ideal for high school seniors, 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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Learn How to Plan your Gap Year!

Receive gap year planning skills, COVID-19 strategies & personalized program referrals. Join a monthly cohort or self-paced option.

Begin with our signature and interactive gap year planning master class: Explore the Gap. 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 of choice - Jane or Jason - to identify reputable, high quality, student-specific gap year options.

Due to high demand we just added a Late April cohort! Contact us to inquire or enroll.

Still investigating the gap year option, or ready to start planning? Plan the Gap helps you identify your goals, assess your resources, and identify reputable gap year options that match your unique criteria in an empowering and affordable process.

COVID, College & the Gap Year - Press featuring J2Guides:

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Feb 23, 2021 • By Ian Frisch

The Gap Year Is an Increasingly Attractive Option


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, international and experiential programs.

We know that you have questions, and we are here to help. Schedule a free introductory call and let's discuss your options.

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