Customize Your Gap Year Adventure

A Gap Year doesn't have to mean putting your life or your career path on pause. This time is a great opportunity for students to explore their own interests and the exciting world around them.

In collaboration with our parent company AIFS, we’re excited to launch a hybrid gap year program combining the benefits of interning and learning virtually, and abroad! Solidify your plans for the fall and enroll in our hybrid gap year program today.

One Year, Two Options

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Fall Semester: Virtual Internship + Courses

We’re offering the ability to receive 9-15 credits virtually through an international internship plus courses of your choice! Complete a fall semester virtually to explore your chosen career field before declaring a major field of study or to build up your resume.

  • Internship in Your Desired Career Field: 6 Credits
  • Study Abroad Classes through AIFS: 3-9 Credits
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In-person Spring Semester: Intern or Study Abroad

After spending the fall semester interning and studying virtually, spend your spring
semester experiencing another culture in person!

You can either:

Intern Abroad

Intern Abroad

Choose a full-time international internship in your desired career field in one of our 13 locations around the world.



Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Receive a $1,000 grant to study abroad and earn credits through AIFS on one of over 50 programs in 17 countries.


Academic and Career Themes

There are so many different and interesting fields of study; where do you start? We know you might have wide-ranging interests and many areas you wish to explore.

We’ve put together a diverse catalogue courses that will allow you to learn more about a particular career field. Participants could earn credit toward various academic requirements, such as:

Remote Business Internships
Remote Marketing Internships
Remote Finance Internships
Remote Accounting Internships
Remote Graphic Design Internships
Remote IT Internships
Non-Profit Career

Program Inclusions

Virtual Fall Semester

  • Guaranteed virtual internship with a global employer
  • Customizable course selection across a variety of international cities
  • Unique course catalog available for high school graduates
  • Professional development program
  • CliftonStrengths online assessment, professional coaching call, resume and cover letter support
  • Individual program advising before the program begins
  • Interview prep and coaching
  • Global intercultural support during the program through social networks, unique cultural experiences, and group tutorials

In-Person Spring Semester

  • Full time internship or classes
  • Centralized and safe student housing
  • Full-time local staff and 24/7 emergency support
  • Group cultural and social events
  • Day trips
  • On-site welcome and exit orientations
  • Health and travel insurance*
  • Private Facebook groups with fellow program participants
  • Carbon offsetting of all return flights

Gap Year Tuition: Virtual Internship + Spring Internship Abroad

Spring Internship Program Location 9 Credit Fall Program + Spring Internship Abroad 12 Credit Fall Program + Spring Internship Abroad 15 Credit Fall Program + Spring Internship Abroad
Dublin, Ireland $14,490 $15,490 $16,490
Florence, Italy $12,490 $13,490 $14,490
New York City, USA $14,490 $15,490 $16,490
San José, Costa Rica $11,490 $12,490 $13,490
Sydney, Australia $12,490 $13,490 $14,490


* If you'd like to add credit for the Spring semester, additional fees apply.


How it Works

Participate in our virtual internship and academic course program and expect the same level of support, guidance, and high-quality internships that define Global Experiences and AIFS.

Apply for a remote internship

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. You will have an interview so they can learn about your career goals, educational background, and preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate for our unique program.

Accepted for a remote internship

Following your interview, your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we can accept you into the program. If accepted, this means we guarantee you a virtual internship and parallel courses within your career field.

Enroll into our virtual internship program

Next step is to simply enroll in the program by paying the full tuition to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the Global Experiences program and take on the challenge of a virtual international internship!

Prepare for a remote internship

Before you are matched with an employer, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They will help you with register for courses, professional development, career advising, the Strengths assessment, and best-practices for a virtual internship.

Interview for a remote internship

We will start the matchmaking process and narrow down an employer for which you would be a great fit. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview to confirm it’s a great match for everyone, and if all goes well, your internship is confirmed!

Internship and Courses Begin!

You’ll begin your internship and courses on your confirmed start date. The beauty of a virtual internship is that you can work from anywhere! We are here for you - no matter where in the world you are.

Submit Your Application For Your Gap Year Experience

Are you ambitious? Are you self-motivated? Ready to gain professional work experience and get a head start on your career?
Apply today!