GAP YEAR COUNSELING SCHOLARSHIP
To show our commitment to inclusion, access, and diversity in education, Intercultural Adventures offers an annual scholarship for gap year counseling. Each spring we will award one US high school senior with 100% of our counseling services for free.
The scholarship application is now closed for 2019. You may read the details below of the annual scholarship. Please check back in January 2020 for the application deadlines.
What does the scholarship include?
Phone conversations and emails with an experienced gap year counselor to structure plans, ask questions, and counseling
Comprehensive, personalized plan with structured 5-6 program recommendations per academic year based on student’s assessment and input
Continuous monitoring of each stage of the gap year planning process (organization of gap time, selection of programs, applications, acceptances, confirmations, and pre-departure preparation)
Assistance navigating college deferral policies
Application support, resume editing, and interview prep as needed
Logistical advice (visa, airfare, health and medication needs)
Extensive expertise on safety and risk management for selected programs and locations
Providing positive support, encouragement, and professional expertise throughout this process
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Current high school senior planning a gap year starting in summer or fall after graduation
Demonstrates financial need
Willingness to share your gap year plans and journey over social media and with future gap year students
Desire to curiously explore new cultures, develop global competence, and positively impact the world
Submit an essay: in 500 hundred word or less, tell us why you want to take a gap year and what it means to you
Proof of financial need
Provide two references academic and/or professional