Directory of Organizations

Audubon - Offers various opportunities to volunteer or participate in programs in different locations

Brown Ledge - Students travel to various cities in the U.S., participating in service projects and producing their own documentary about their experiences

Camp Hill Association - Participants assist people with developmental disabilities in 1 of 10 Camp Hill communities in North America

Center for Interim Programs - A fee-based consulting program which matches you with an appropriate gap year experience

City Year - Students participate in 1 of 18 cities, mostly in the U.S., serving as tutors and mentors, working in after-school programs, or leading youth programs

Dynamy Program - An experiential, residential internship program

Enrichment Alley - Provides information and links to various gap year programs

Global Quest - Offers 12-week programs in Thailand and Ecuador, where students engage in field work, excursions, internships, and service work

Global Service - Offers various overseas service learning programs, including teaching English, AIDS prevention, and international health

Institute for International Cooperation & Development - Volunteers engage in service projects in Africa, Central America, and Brazil

LeapNow - A multi-faceted 9-month program in various countries, which includes travel, service projects, and internships

MASA Israel - A clearinghouse organization providing over 150 opportunities to spend a semester or a year in Israel

National Outdoor Leadership School - Offers a variety of wilderness and outdoor experiential programs

Outward Bound - Offers a variety of wilderness and outdoor expeditions in the U.S., Caribbean, and South America

Planet Gap Year - Provides a database of gap year experiences in the U.S. and overseas

Projects Abroad - Participants can volunteer, teach, or engage in archaeology projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific

Rustic Pathways - Participants can choose from a variety of programs or customize their own gap year program in various countries

School of Everything - A social learning network where you can find courses and teachers for every topic

Seamester - Offers academic and adventure voyages at sea, where participants learn about oceanography, marine biology, sailing, and leadership

Semester At Sea - Offers voyages at sea, investigating new cultures, lands, and people in a variety of locations

ServeNet - Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities worldwide

The Gap Year Advantage - A book offering advice for planning and implementing a gap year

Thinking Beyond Borders - A 35-week program offering a variety of service learning opportunities in multiple locations in the U.S. and overseas

Where There Be Dragons - Offers a variety of experiential programs in various international locations, fostering cross-cultural education, global citizenship, and community action

World Learning - Operates international education and development programs in 70 countries.