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The Year Experience is a three-phase program where students explore and volunteer abroad, focus on their interests and build skills in San Francisco, and launch themselves into the “real world” with the support of their Year On coaches and community.LEARN MORE
The Semester Experience is designed to appeal to students who are looking for a shorter gap. During our Semester Experience, students will travel abroad to work on a service learning project, and then come to San Francisco to build skills with the support of a coach.
Year On fellows are diverse, they come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences that make each cohort unique. They may be high school graduates or finishing up their first year of college. The things that make them alike are their focus on building clarity around their personal path, passions and studies. They’re curious, willing to try, and motivated to make change.
“The thing standing between you and whatever it is you want is the risk or jump that you need to take. The program facilitates that.”
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“I have never been with a part of a group that supports me unconditionally, pushing me to pursue my goals even when I feel like I have nothing left in me. I know that I can call any staff member or fellow at anytime, even if it's been weeks or years since we've last spoken, I know that it'll always feel the same. They are my family and I feel so blessed to have a had this experience with all of them.”
Freshman, University of Pennsylvania
Coaching is a dynamic process that offers perspectives, practices, and tools that help students navigate their lives and adapt to new challenges.
Our content is built around developing hard skills and social-emotional skills that prepare students to navigate personal and professional relationships.
Our wider community of peers, mentors, and professionals helps students learn more about who they are and what they can offer to their community.
Creation challenges students to experiment, practice new skills, and build a bias-towards-action that helps them move towards realizing their goals.
We sat down with Cohort 12 fellow, Cole to ask about why he decided to take a gap year and what he's been working on since starting the program.