Girl dances with a woman in the street in India.

Whitman College is committed to supporting students who want to take a gap year before arriving on campus. These experiences can ignite meaningful learning and lives of purpose. 

There are many ways you can use your year before college to have an experience of a lifetime.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has prepared some helpful information when considering a gap or bridge year.

We are excited to announce a partnership with Global Citizen Year: an 8-month global immersion and leadership development program in Brazil, Ecuador, India or Senegal. Global Citizen Year Fellows live with a host family and apprentice to a local organization working in education, health or the environment. Because we believe in the benefits of taking a gap year and learning beyond the classroom, we are happy to grant admitted students a one-year deferral to join Global Citizen Year as well as other gap year opportunities. 

More Gap Year Opportunities: