Dear Year On community,

Given the current global health environment, we want to update you on the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our participants.

We are monitoring the daily changing circumstances and adhering to recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), CDC, California Department of Public Health, and the City of San Francisco

You can be assured that as a program accredited by the Gap Year Association, we are committed  to abide by the Standards of the Gap Year Association which represent the highest standards in safety, program quality, staff support, leadership, and integrity. While we do not at the moment foresee any disruptions to the start of our 2020 Year Experience (beginning September 14), the situation is evolving daily. We will be monitoring the changing circumstances of this pandemic as they occur and will take action based on current recommendations in the best interest of our fellows’ collective health and safety. 

We understand that families are concerned about the well-being of their students, so we will keep you informed and will do our utmost to ensure that our participants’ risk is minimized to the greatest extent possible. 

In the current moment, we want to make planning your gap year experience with us as easy and as anxiety-free as possible. So we're making all payments made to Year On - including the tuition deposit - 100% refundable through June 1, 2020. We're also working with families to offer additional flexibility with payment plans should they need it.

We will be updating this statement throughout the spring based on current recommendations and travel advisories. Please reach out at any time by phone at (510) 985-9711 or by email to with questions or concerns.

Charlie Taibi, CEO


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