Gap Year Program Profile: Global Routes

Organization offers overseas volunteer service for students taking time off before college.

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How to apply/deadlines: Applicants can visit Global Routes's website to download the application forms for the different gap year programs. The application process includes a personal statement, a required reference, and a phone interview, Sarouhan says. The final deadline to apply to each program is one month prior to its official start date. Fall semester programs last from mid-September through mid-December, and spring semester programs last from mid-February through mid-May. 

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