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Florida State University

Gap Year

Amate House

Amate HouseAmate House is a young adult volunteer program located in Chicago. Each year, 30+ college graduates and 10 undergraduates living at DePaul University devote a year to serving the poor of Chicago. These young adults live in community houses in the neighborhoods where they serve, spend more than forty hours a week performing tasks at financially strapped nonprofits, parishes and schools in the city, and participate in a formation program that encourages them to understand and explore the link between Christian faith and service.





American Jewish University College in Israel Gap Year

American Jewish UniversityAmerican Jewish University College in Israel (AJUCI) is an accredited program that works with both Year Course and Aardvark Israel to provide qualified gap year participants an opportunity to earn academic credit.






The American University in Cairo

AUCThe Presidential Internship Program at AUC has provided graduating seniors from colleges and universities across the United States with the unique opportunity to learn about the internal dynamics of university administration while living in Cairo, the cultural and political center of the Middle East.





Bridge Year Program, Princeton University

Bridge Year Program PrincetonThe Bridge Year Program allows a select number of Princeton students to delay the start of their freshman year in order to engage in nine months of University-sponsored service at one of four international locations.





Center for International Development, Harvard University

World TeachWorldTeach offers the benefits of a well-established volunteer organization, while also providing more comprehensive, personalized support and training as a small NGO.  In each of our programs, volunteers are placed in schools and host communities in developing countries that specifically request WorldTeach volunteers and would otherwise be unable to afford or locate qualified teachers.  WorldTeach is now a separate affiliate of the Center for International Development at Harvard University.




Global Citizen Year

Global Citizen YearGlobal Citizen Year is an award-winning, non-profit social enterprise on a mission to make it normal to choose a bridge year; an experience after high school that builds self-awareness, global skills, and grit – the foundations for success in college and beyond.







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