Gap Year/Summer Enrichment

Exchange and study programs to develop active global citizens
Commit to an intensive service position anywhere from 3 months to a year, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Learn valuable skills, earn money for education, and develop a strong sense of civic responsibility.
Amigos de las Americas
Amigos de las Americas is an organization that offers cultural immersion experiences through summer volunteer and gap programs in Latin America for 13-22 yr olds.
CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Founded in 1947, CIEE is the world leader in international study and exchange programs.
Gap Year
Ideas and advice for planning a gap year
Global Glimpse 
A nonprofit organization that partners with high schools to provide a powerful travel experience focused on service learning, cultural immersion, and leadership development.
Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)
The IACAC list of summer programs is crowd-sourced from information submitted by IACAC members and program representatives.
Summer Program Finder
A tool for finding pre-college programs and summer opportunities for high school students.
Study Abroad
Study abroad programs give you the opportunity to experience the world as your classroom.
Where There Be Dragons
Summer travel, gap year, and study abroad college programs in 19 countries.