WorldStrides Gap Year

Dare to Undeclare

You've always pushed yourself to be different and impact the world around you—committed to making a difference in the world with like-minded changemakers from across the country. Be fully immersed in other cultures. Help create sustainable solutions to real-world problems. And return even more focused on college, your career, and continuing to make an impact.

13 weeks

Three four-week sessions, plus a one-week orientation in Rome.

up to 4 countries

Choose from multiple modules/locations for each session.

countless experiences

The perfect mix of classes, community engagement, and hands-on experiences.

Your Program. Your Design. Our Expertise.

Find out more from hip hop artist, TikTok star, and WorldStrides Gap Year Global Brand Ambassador Jufu, who took a gap year after high school to focus on his music career and will join you for part of your program.

Experience. Explore. Impact.

Build your perfect gap program by choosing where you want to make your impact.


"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."

Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.

- George Bernard Shaw


Building a Sustainable Future

At WorldStrides, we Choose Earth. It is our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of our educational programs. We believe that these programs should be adventurous and focus on learning about our most challenging societal problems, all circling back to our dedication to a sustainable future. Each WorldStrides Gap Year activity is aligned with at least one of the 2030 United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs are a global call to action to protect our planet, end poverty and foster peace and prosperity.

Not Ready To Dare To Undeclare?

We totally understand. It's a big and important decision. We'd love to keep the conversation going because we know it could be the most important decision you make.

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