For the first time ever, Intercultural Adventures is offering a 100% scholarship for our services this spring. We are looking to award one US high school senior with our counseling services for free. This student may have applied to college and would like to defer admittance to 2020 or a student who was not ready to apply to college, but would like to spend the next academic year doing something meaningful and productive.

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Current high school senior planning a gap year starting in summer or fall 2019

  • 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

How to apply

  • 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

  • Email your submissions and/or any questions to by Monday, March 25, 2019