Based in both the Los Angeles and Chicago areas, we work with families in person and online. Schedule a free exploratory call and we'll get started.

You'll get realistic feedback of what you can expect to spend during your travels and what options are available. There is no commitment to use our services after our conversation. This is a just a chance for us to chat in person or via FaceTime/Zoom Web Conferencing and for you to learn more about the process of planning your gap experience.

hourly gap year counseling

Not sure if you're ready to commit to a gap year? We'll sit down and discuss your goals, interests, and budget and how a gap year potentially fits in with your college or career plans. You'll get your general questions answered and advice on health, safety, and other concerns depending on your needs.


You’ve done the research, but need the support. This package gives you the tools and advice you need in order to thrive during your gap time. After your complementary Exploratory Call, you’ll receive 10 hours of phone conversations or in person meetings to structure plans, ask questions, and counseling. A comprehensive, personalized plan with 5-6 structured program recommendations based on your input during our counseling sessions. We’ll support you through the planning process and provide health, safety and visa resources.

Read more about our Streamlined Gap Experience Package here.


This is the whole shebang - it includes unlimited consultation in order to match your vision and goals with a comprehensive plan for however long you have to spend. You'll get your own Adventure Guide, a uniquely tailored itinerary of 8-10 personalized recommendations on activities, programs, internships, coursework, and other experiences. Each recommendation provided is fully vetted for safety, value, and personal results. Your Adventure Guide also includes travel advice and valuable insights from past gappers. You're supported throughout the entire planning process, from preparing any necessary program applications through deciding what to pack. Upon return from your gap year, you will have access to our online course: Back From My Gap: What’s Next? In this course students will be given the tools to reflect on the meaning of their gap experience, articulate the skills they gained from it, and integrate their unique experiences into career development and/or choosing their undergraduate or graduate academic concentration.

Read more about our signature Fully Customized Gap Experience Package here.


"My gap year changed my life." - Every Student Ever.

Applying for college, graduate school, a competitive scholarship, or famous fellowship? We've coached numerous students--whether they've applied for the world's most prestigious universities or highly regarded fellowships like the Fulbright, Boren Award, and Critical Language Scholarship. You'll get help reflecting upon, synthesizing, and articulating your experiences into solid essays that generate college acceptances and win scholarships. Interview prep is also included.  

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