The Board of Directors is a seven-person board rotating every year, and comprised of seven accredited American Gap Association Member organizations. There will be representatives from several types of programs including one (1) domestically-focused organization, one (1) outdoor/adventure-focused organization, one (1) volunteer-focused organization, one (1) developing country-focused organization, one (1) developed country-focused international organization, and two (2) organizations that are non-specified.

The Board of Directors will be in charge of the general allocation of funds for the American Gap Association, as well as directing the overall movement for AGA's communications, website development, and the development of the Standards. Finally, any organization which falls other than clearly within the purview of a Gap Year will be voted on by the Board for an invitation to be a full fledged member.