“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

The Interim Advantage

We are the first and longest-running independent gap year counseling organization in the U.S.

Our team has over 50 combined years in international and experiential education as gap year counselors, program directors, and trip leaders.

Our free 90-minute consultation is for anyone interested in gap time.


Your Gap Year Options

Do you want to study art in Italy, SCUBA dive in Australia, or volunteer with kids or animals?

Would you like an internship in journalism, web design, or fashion? Could your French, Spanish, or Chinese become conversational with time overseas?

Options for adults can be found on our Mid and Post-Career pages.


In The News

The Center for Interim Programs has helped shape the American gap year for over 35 years.

We have been interviewed for radio, television, books, and over 70 articles, including The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

Our team speaks at conferences and schools nationwide.


In the News

Visit our In the News page to read more of our Press.

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