Winterline Gap Year Program

You’ll travel the world, visiting 10 countries over 9 months… you’ll learn 100 new skills, from defensive driving to scuba diving… you’ll try new things, meet different people and see amazing sights.

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Are you prepared for life?

You’ll travel the world, visiting 10 countries over 9 months… you’ll learn 100 new skills, from defensive driving to scuba diving… you’ll try new things, meet different people, see amazing sights. You will make choices. You’ll be challenged, you’ll get sweaty, you’ll work hard. And at the end of your journey, your most important discoveries may be about yourself.

PROGRAM:

Winterline Global Skills Gap Year Program

DATE:

September 11, 2019 – May 5, 2020

WHERE: (Two Travel Paths Available)
  • American Rockies, US, Central America, Asia, Europe
  • American Rockies, US, Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe
DEADLINES
  • Early Application Deadline April 10, 2019
  • Final Application Deadline June 1, 2019
  • Extended Application Deadline September 1, 2019
AGE REQUIREMENTS

18-22 years old

ITINERARY

Students select one of two Global Skills Gap Year Program travel paths upon enrollment. Download a sample itinerary for each travel path.

  • Orientation Sep 11 – Sep 17, 2019
  • 1st Trimester Sep 17 – Nov 23, 2019
  • Winter Break Nov 23 – Jan 17, 2020
  • 2nd Trimester Jan 17 – Mar 13, 2020
  • 3rd Trimester Mar 13 – May 2, 2020
SKILLS

Real skills for the real world: Outdoor Skills, Business & Career Skills, Life Skills, Creating & Construction, Media & Communication, Global Society & Leadership Skills, Caregiving, Technical Skills, Independent Living Skills

PARTNERS (PARTIAL LIST)

Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica, BMW, Ca’macana, Orsoni Glass, Grasshopper Adventures, Monteverde Institute, ThinkImpact, City of Knowledge, Paddle Panama, Phare Circus

ACCOMMODATIONS

Tents, hostels, dorms, villages, cabins, hotels, homestays

PROGRAM FEE

$55,000 (all-inclusive)

COLLEGE CREDIT AND SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The Winterline Global Skills Gap Program spans nine months with a winter break, and is the equivalent of two semesters at a private liberal arts college – though we believe you’ll get much more out of your experience with us than you will out of a year of college!

The price breakdown is as follows:

  • Tuition and program expenses$25,000
  • Food and accommodations$15,000
  • Travel and related expenses$15,000
  • Total$55,000

Students are expected to arrange their own travel to and from the program.

For the winter break, Winterline will fly all students from Central America back to the U.S. At the end of the winter break, Winterline will fly all students from the U.S. departure city to Asia at Winterline’s expense, then to their third trimester selection, and back to the U.S. again for the end of the program and graduation.