Accreditation by the American Gap Association represents a commitment to the highest standards in safety, quality, and integrity. Fully accredited organizations have agreed to consistently abide by the Standards of the American Gap Association, which typically means that a student can count on an experience with the highest caliber of field leadership, the best degree of office support, and the highest standards of safety.

The following organizations represent those currently undergoing the application process, thus demonstrating a commitment to the highest standards in Gap Year Education. More complete information and promotional information will be available at the completion of each organization's accreditation process here. For more information, visit our Standards web page.

Organizations IN THE PROCESS of Accreditation

The following organizations are currently in the application process. Typically this takes anywhere from 6-8 months to properly ensure full compliance with the AGA Standards.


Aardvark Israel

**AGA Application is in Process**

5 & 9 month Gap Year programs in Israel. Fall and Winter departures.


Adelante Abroad

**AGA Application is in Process**

2-6 month Gap Year internships in Spain, Central America, South America, and Scotland. Ongoing departures.


Adventures Cross Country

**AGA Application is in Process**

ARCC Gap semester programs that focus on living locally, working, learning and exploring in some of the greatest classrooms on earth. Designed with an academic fabric that complements each and every location, ARCC Gap programs highlight regional issues that are directly linked to global challenges.


Art History Abroad

**AGA Application is in Process**

2 month Gap Year programs in Italy focused on art. August, November, and April.


Amigos De Las Americas

**AGA Application is in Process**

Semester and Yearlong Gap Year internships in Nicaragua. Focus on service-learning with local NGOs and independent projects. In-country training, workshops, excursions and final debriefing included. Rolling admissions with Fall, Spring, and Summer departures.


Africa & Asia Venture (AV)

**AGA Application is in Process**

3-5 month Gap Year programs in Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, China, India, Nepal, Thailand, Ecuador, and Mexico. Departures depend on program.


High Mountain Institute

**AGA Application is in Process**

Traveling through the American West and Patagonia, HMI Gap integrates an extensive rock climbing and wilderness curriculum, environmental field studies, and real-world stewardship projects in the conservation field. The semester cultivates personal growth, civically-minded leaders, preparedness for college, and a deepened appreciation for humans' impact on the natural world.


InnerPathWorks

**AGA Application is in Process**

The 4-8 month InnerPathWorks Gap Year provides a holistic, guided and individually tailored exploration of self. The student experiences nature and urban settings in a specialized way that awaken awareness, wisdom and common sense. The student explores the unique workings of his/her mind and learns to shift the brain's personal learning protocol to a curiosity-inspired, solution seeking style (versus rote memory regurgitation). InnerPathWorks provides a blended focus of applied science and indigenous wisdom. The result is a clear sense of personal identity, passion and purpose that manifests in a positive impact on our planet.


Cape Eleuthera Island School Gap Year

**AGA Application is in Process**

9-week Gap Year program that runs three times a year on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The program is focused on five main components: environmental education, adventure, research internship, travel and cultural immersion, personal and leadership development. The remote location and community living uses local issues to educate on both academic and life skills.


Gap Force

**AGA Application is in Process**

2+ month international Gap Year programs focusing on expeditions, service, working holidays, ski instructor training, or medical internships, in Central & South America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South Pacific. Ongoing departures.


Global Citizen Year

**AGA Application is in Process**

10 month facilitated Gap Year program focused on International Development, apprenticeships, and language-learning. Applications close in May of each year to start in August.


Oyster Worldwide

**AGA Application is in Process**

Programs between 8-52 weeks with a wide variety of options including animal welfare, teaching, or even skiing. Each student is assigned a dedicated program manager to support both paid and volunteer options around the world.


Quest Overseas

**AGA Application is in Process**

Quest Overseas is a Fair Trade Volunteering organization which runs team projects and expeditions to South America and Africa.


Sea|mester

**AGA Application is in Process**

Living full-time aboard schooners and sailing through extraordinary destinations that span the globe, Sea|mester teaches accredited academics unconfined by the four walls of a traditional classroom.


TheGapNZ

**AGA Application is in Process**

TheGapNZ offers 8 to 9 week experiential education short-course and Gap programs throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Programs are available year round and offer personal and leadership development within the awesome New Zealand outdoors environment. Programs are a blend of unique adventurous experiences, service learning, a safe group experience whilst learning personal and interpersonal skills for life along the way.


National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education

**AGA Application is in Process**

From the Southern Himalayas to Patagonia, East Africa and the United States, the National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) offers a values-based outdoor adventure and education program for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development. By teaching a core curriculum that emphasizes teamwork, environmental stewardship, and the acquisition of technical skills, they help people improve their self-confidence and interpersonal relationships.


Winterline Global Skills Program

**AGA Application is in Process**

Winterline Global Skills Program is nine-month gap program that offers high school graduates and young adults the opportunity to explore what they really want to do with their lives. Students visit 10 countries and learn 100 real-world skills designed to equip them to succeed in college, identify their passions and build confidence. Winterline partners with world-class organizations in Central America, Asia, Europe, and the US to deliver the skills that make the program unique. Fees include all travel among partners, room and board.


Youth International

**AGA Application is in Process**

3 month experiential learning programs in Asia and South America, beginning in September and February. Youth International combines rugged international travel, inter-cultural exchange, home stays with local families, volunteer community service work, and outdoor adventure.