Planning a gap year is exciting, but it can be hugely time-consuming and finding the perfect opportunities can be confusing. Remove the leg work when choosing a gap year company, program or destination and use the services of a gap year consultant.
A gap year consultant is a travel expert who will spend time getting to know you, your plans and your dreams for your gap year. They can advise on where you can go, what you can do and how you can do it. They can help you with the planning stage and leave you to book everything, they can work alongside you to arrange elements, or they can even book everything for you.
At The Gap Year Hub we’ve spoken to thousands of gappers, and everyone has their own way of planning their gap year. Here are some of the reasons why many of the travellers we’ve supported love using gap year consultants:
A gap year consultancy is an excellent choice if you want a bit of support with the planning or booking stages of your trip, or if you want to include any complex elements. They are also a very useful source of knowledge if you’re not sure what you want to do, or if you have heaps of ideas, and need help to whittle them down.
We’re outlined some of the benefits of gap year consultants in our handy blog, titled ‘why you should use a gap year consultant’.
Below we’ve included some of The Gap Year Hub’s favourite gap year consultants, who can share their expertise and gap year advice to help you plan your perfect trip:
Center for Interim Programs is the oldest gap year consulting service
Since 2008, EnRoute Consulting has provided gap year counseling to families across the USA and beyond
Finito is passionate about helping first-time job hunters make the transition from education to employment.
Free to Roam Adventures curates custom gap year experiences, designed to match your unique interests and budget.
Helping students increase college success by planning transformative gap years based on life skills and real world learning.
Jane & Jason Sarouhan, Professional Gap Year consultants who will guide you on your Gap Year journey.
Talk to Milly, who heads up the Leap VIP Gap Year Consulting. Find out where you can go, what you can do and all the admin required to navigate pandemic travel.
Through one-to-one coaching and courses Rachel supports school leavers, graduates and early career changers to find career direction, stand out to employers and believe in themselves.
SEEC is an organization which helps students design gap year, college sabbatical, and study abroad experiences.
Kitty Wijsman-Vreijsen in The Hague has been advising young people for 30 years on educational and gap year issues
GYA accredited since 2018, Marion offers personalized, customized planning services tailored to the interests and passions of gap students of any age, nationality, ethnicity, and background.
Weg-Wijs, based in The Netherlands, advises young people and their parents on education options and gap years
Veronique Standaert helps curious minds find the best path for their educational pursuits in Belgium and abroad.