Gap Year Resources

This is a sampling of programs and resources related to taking a gap year (time between graduating from undergraduate studies and graduate school or a job). Please visit us for additional resources on how to plan your gap year experience.

General Resources
Gap Work:
The Gap Year:
Transitions Abroad:
Youth Service America:

Service Corps
These programs provide training to serve in a specific capacity, typically requiring a minimum commitment of 1-2 years, and include modest compensation to cover living costs.

AmeriCorps State and National:
AmeriCorps VISTA:
AmeriCorps NCCC:
Green Corps:
Public Allies:

Center for Disease Control Fellowship Programs:
Health Corps:
National Institute of Health Programs:

Public Service/Government
Capital Fellows Program:
City Hall Fellows:
Congressional Hunger Center:
CORO Fellows in Public Affairs:

City Year:
Match Corps:
NYC Teaching Fellows:
Teach for America:

Global Health Corps:
Peace Corps:

International Teaching/Education
Dave’s ESL Café:
English Program in Korea:
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET): https//
Cultural Ambassadors – North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain:
Teach for China:

AVODAH Jewish Service Corps:
Catholic Volunteer Network:
Jesuit Volunteer Corps:
Lutheran Volunteer Corps:
Vincentian Service Corps West:

International Volunteering
May or may not include a program fee.
Amigos de las Americas:
Global Routes:
Global Service Corps:
Global Volunteer Network:
Projects Abroad:
United Nations Volunteers:
Volunteers for Peace:
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms:

International Internships or Jobs
Organizations assist in finding short-term work abroad for a fee.
Center on International Educational Exchange (CIEE):
International Development Jobs:
Work for Good:

Government internships for recent graduates:
One Day One Job: