Gap Year Planning During CoVID-19

High school and college students are craving connection, community, and hands-on experiences. The gap year field has worked tirelessly since the spring of 2020 to bring to fruition safe and meaningful living and learning opportunities, in the U.S. and overseas.

We can help you understand your gap year options during COVID-19. Register for Webinar Wednesday, enroll in Bridge the Gap or read our Press (see more below). Schedule a free 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

How to Plan an Inspired Gap Year

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

We are also available for in-person and virtual presentations at schools and conferences nationwide.

This webinar will help you consider and plan an inspired and intentional gap year as we: define the gap year, dispel myths and misconceptions, 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, career changers, and parents who are trying to understand the living and learning environments that are available and best for them.

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Bridge the Gap

Gain effective gap year planning skills, COVID-19 strategies, and specific program referrals with a gap year counselor in your corner.

Identify your gap year goals, budget, lifestyle and safety perimeters. Develop COVID-19 planning strategies. Receive invaluable travel resources. Work one-on-one with your J2Guide of choice - Jane or Jason - to identify reputable, high quality, gap year options based on YOUR criteria.

"I'm sure you've been told this before, but you are both authentic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the way you play off each other is incredible." ~ parent, Jeff

Imagine this: your gap year criteria + our expertise in an empowering and affordable process. Bridge the Gap is ideal for students who are planning a full gap year. Together we will identify your goals, assess your resources, and identify reputable options.

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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