Choose your experience.

We offer year, semester, and flexible virtual programs designed to take you beyond your everyday life, uncover what’s important to you, and teach you the skills you need to succeed in college and beyond.

Year
Experience

Our Year Experience is geared towards students looking to take a full gap year.
The Year Experience is comprised of 10-weeks volunteering, 10-weeks of
skill building in San Fransisco, and a practical 12-week experience like an internship or a personal project.

PROGRAM DURATION

8 months

PROGRAM COST

$24,000

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Phase 1

EXPLORE

10 weeks

In the U.s. for fall 2020

Volunteer in one of these destinations: Florida, Hawaii, or Montana

Phase 2

focus

10 weeks

SAN FRANCISCO

Sharpen essential skills, mentor one-on-one with a professional coach, and work on real-world projects as you build a portfolio

Phase 3

launch

12 weeks

Anywhere

Apply the skills you've developed in the program to score an internship, pursue a personal project, land an apprenticeship, or apply for college

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“The thing standing between you and whatever it is you want is the risk or jump that you need to take.”
- CHANCE H., 2016 FELLOW

Semester
Experience

Choose a purposeful gap semester that connects you with résumé-building experiences while sharpening the skills that matter most like self-advocacy, resilience, and effective communication. The program also features mentorship from professional coaches, a virtual volunteer experience at a non-profit organization, and a professional externship.

PROGRAM DURATION

15 weeks

PROGRAM COST

$7,995

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Phase 1

Explore

5 weeks

online

Gain clarity by figuring out where you are and where you want to go in life. Be of service through a volunteer project.

Phase 2

Focus

10 weeks

online

Sharpen essential skills, mentor one-on-one with a professional coach, build a portfolio, and apply new knowledge right away through a professional externship.

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“When you are here you are confronted with your own potential, your dreams, your small ideas for innovation and are given time to hone in on what exactly that means for yourself and the others around you."-KISA M., 2015 FELLOW

Flexible Experiences

Our new series of flexible experiences are short-term intensives focused on a particular skill group or learning objective. From designing your life to foundational essentials to workplace skills to practical experiences in a field you're interested in, these fast-track programs are designed to deliver the best Year On has to offer in a format that can easily be added to your existing schedule. Take the one you're most interested in, or stack them all consecutively to supercharge your learning.

PROGRAM DURATION

5 weeks

PROGRAM COST

$1,995

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Design Intensive

Winter 2021

online

Our newest flexible experience program gives participants every one of our foundational skills workshops in a five-week format. We’ve taken our entire Design module and created an intensive fast-track that helps students build essential skills to map out where they want to go and how to get there.

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"The experience I had with Year On was life changing for me. I feel so much more confident now in general, but especially about my major and what I want to do in college. I grew so much in just a few weeks, more than I did in all of high school.
"- ALLISON S., 2017 FELLOW