Build Your Adventure


Spring Term - January 23, 2023

Fall Term - August 29 - September 2, 2023

Your WorldStrides Gap Year experience begins with an orientation in Rome, Italy. There, you'll spend four days connecting with your fellow Gap-mates, learning more about the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's), and exploring all that Italy's capital city has to offer, which includes 280 fountains, the largest church ever constructed, and a museum dedicated entirely to pasta!

After Orientation, The Choice Is Yours.

Pick one location from each session to build your perfect 13-week program. Also, if you see an * in the location details, it means you'll have the chance to collect college credit.


Session One

Spring Term - January 28 - February 24, 2023

Fall Term - September 3 - September 29, 2023

Choose one location per session

City Scene of Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Course: Intensive Italian Language *
Sample Excursion: Siena & Tuscan Towns
arial view of Paris France and the Eiffel tower

Paris, France

Place: Sustainability with French Flair
Sample Excursion: Loire Valley, the “Garden of France"
city scene of seville

Seville, Spain

Course: Sustainability in the Mediterranean
Sample Excursion: Gibraltar and Lisbon, Portugal

Session Two

Spring Term - February 25 - March 23, 2023

Fall Term - September 30 - October 27, 2023

Choose one location per session


Florence, Italy

Course: The Florence Food and Culture Experience *
Sample Excursion: Hilltowns of Central Italy
Street scene in granada madrid

Granada, Spain

Focus: Community Engagement Projects with Local Organizations
Sample Excursion: Madrid and Málaga
Riding Camels Through The Desert

Meknes, Morocco

Course: Migration and Transnationalism *
Sample Excursion: Merzouga and Fes el-Bali
front of Prague-Schönbrunn Palace

Prague, Czech Republic

Course: Gender Issues within the European Context: Interdisciplinary Perspectives *
Sample Excursion: Carlsbad and Vienna, Austria

Session Three

Spring Term - March 24 - April 20, 2023

Fall Term - October 28 - November 25, 2023

Choose one location per session

Athens American College of Greece

Athens, Greece

Course: Contemporary Environmental Issues *
Sample Excursion: Aegina and Sounio
Street scene in granada madrid

Granada, Spain

Focus: Community Engagement Projects with Local Organizations
Sample Excursion: Madrid and Málaga
Meknes ISA Study Center with orange wall and creme couch

Meknes, Morocco

Focus: Women’s Development and Vocational Training Foundations
Sample Excursion: Merzouga and Fes el-Bali

Choose Earth Certificate

Want to make an even larger impact while on WorldStrides Gap Year program? Sign up for WorldStrides’ very own Choose Earth Certificate to lessen your footprint while learning about the SDGs abroad!

Now that you've explored all the locations and plotted the perfect course for your adventure abroad, all that's left to do is make it a reality by securing your spot for this life-changing program.

Not Ready To Dare To Undeclare?

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