Gap Year Planning During CoVID-19

After nearly a year now 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 extremely meaningful living and learning opportunities for such students.

We want 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 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 gap year as we: define the gap year, equip you with steps for identifying your goals, share COVID-19 strategies, and review the support that J2Guides offers. It 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.

Receive gap year planning skills, COVID-19 strategies & personalized program referrals. Join our February cohort!

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.

Enrolling now for our February cohort!

Just beginning your gap year planning, or need help for the next 1/2 of your year? Plan the Gap helps you identify your goals, assess your resources, and identify reputable gap year options that match your unique criteria.

COVID, College & the Gap Year - Media 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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