Lora Lewis Educational Consulting

College Counseling

Gap Year Planning

Want to take some time after high school to explore the world, learn about yourself, and discover your passions? A gap year or "year on" is a wonderful way to make the transition to college. It not only has many personal benefits, but can make you a more attractive candidate when applying to colleges. Colleges report that students who have participated in gap years are often more focused, mature, eager to take advantage of educational opportunities, and complete their degrees faster than those who went straight to college after high school. Learn more about gap year research here. 

With the popularity of gap years steadily growing, there are more options than ever for kids who want to reflect and rejuvenate before starting college. Whether you want to be part of a structured program or craft your own experience, together we can create an unforgettable gap year. I work with clients to:

  • Find and apply to gap year programs that match your goals and needs
  • Identify internship or work opportunities that can help you explore possible major or career paths and gain valuable experience
  • Design a research or creative project that is tailored to your interests and whose tangible outcomes enrich both your life and your resume. 

My Gap Year Planning services can be a complement to a Comprehensive Counseling Package or purchased as an individual service. Since every Gap Year is individually tailored to each student, please inquire for rates