Spring - January 20 to April 10
Fall - September 1 to November 21
Spring- January 18 to April 9
Fall - Coming soon
*Dates and locations are subject to change. Please do not book any travel before the program itinerary is confirmed by your Program Advisor.
Spring 2024 Registration Closes on October 1, 2023
Fall 2024 Registration Closes on May 15, 2024
Spring 2025 Registration Closes on October 1, 2024
Your WorldStrides Gap Year experience begins with a welcome dinner in Athens, Greece. Get to know your fellow Gap Year participants and become acquainted with your first session surroundings.
Cultural Excursion - Rome
A four-day excursion that offers the best of this ancient city. Students will explore the cobblestone laneways taking in all the sites from the Pantheon to the Trevi Fountain to the Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps. A highlight will be a tour inside the Colosseum. The excursion will feature great Italian food and even a cooking lesson. At the end of the time, students will take a train ride to Florence to begin their next session of the program.
Cultural Excursion - Paris
In this four-day Paris excursion you will see the highlights of the City of Lights. A walking tour will introduce students to the beautiful streetscapes and neighborhoods. The walking tour takes Notre Dame cathedral, the river Seine, and of course, the Eiffel Tower. Students will stroll the Avenue Des Champs-Elysees towards the Arc De Triomphe and climb up the Arch for one of the best views in the city. Other highlights include a tour of the Louvre Museum, the world’s largest museum, and a day trip to the legendary town and gardens of Versailles. It’s a packed four days.
Cultural Excursion - Meknes
Ride camels to your campsite amidst the sweeping desert landscape of the Sahara. Spend a festive evening under the stars dancing to Moroccan music and feasting on a meal of couscous and roasted meats and vegetables. Rise before dawn to witness the most incredible sunrise as the sun transforms the Sahara into a sea of reds and oranges. During the day ride 4x4s through the desert, stopping to dance to Gnawa music, visit a desert-dwelling family, and hike through a fossil bed.
Next, explore Fes el-Bali, otherwise known as Old Fes, one of the largest and best-preserved medieval cities in the world. Make room for donkeys as you walk among the bustling bazaars and sacred mosques. Drop in on the workshops of a range of local artisans and craftspeople, including herbalists, weavers, potters, and the world-renowned tanners who make the leather goods for which the Medina is most famous.
12 Week Course: Introduction to Global Studies
Investigating the increasing interdependence of the world’s economies, populations, cultures, and environments, this course introduces the concept of globalization and explores the knowledge and tools that are needed to address major global issues. Examining globalization through an interdisciplinary lens, the course will focus on how human behavior and interactions are shaped by various systems: value systems, economic systems, political systems, and social groups. We will also look at how globalization impacts the natural world.
This course will ask students to critically engage with the issues, challenges, and possibilities associated with planetary interconnectedness with the goal of becoming a more thoughtful global citizen.
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.
Have you or a student you know been involved in a community project that promotes change? Check out the Changemaker Scholarship that will award one student who is making a difference full tuition to WorldStrides Gap Year.
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!
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