December 25, 2023

USA Gap Year Fairs History to Present

The first prototype gap year fair took place in 1994 at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Holly Bull, Interim's president, was working on her Masters in Education and she and fellow students formed a campus group called SEEC (Service-learning and Experiential Education Collaborative) which organized this unique event attended by over a dozen local programs drawn from Interim's database. 

Thirteen years later the USA Gap Year Fairs were formed by the Dynamy program in Massachusetts in 2007. These nationwide events, similar to college fairs, have continued under the ownership of Go Overseas, right through the pandemic years (all virtual events), and attendance at the fairs is free and open to all.

As experts in the field, Interim gap year counselors have been keynote speakers at the fairs for the past sixteen years. The coming Jan-March 2024 fair season includes 30 in-person fairs and 4 virtual informational events. 

Holly Bull and Kate Warren are keynote speakers at the following fairs:

Philadelphia, PA

Brooklyn, NY

Scarsdale, NY

Ashburn, VA

Washington, DC

Rockville, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Charlotte, NC

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Holly and Kate will also present at two virtual Gap Year 101 Webinars on January 22 and March 6th.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events in the New Year!

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