ARCC Gap is Now Accredited by the Gap Year Association!

After nearly 36 years in the industry, and our eighth year of running Gap Year programs, we are very excited to announce that we have recently received our accreditation through the Gap Year Association (formerly the American Gap Association).

The Gap Year Association (GYA) was founded in 2012 as a non-profit organization setting standards for organizations within the Gap Year industry and working to progress the Gap Year movement for high-schoolers around the country. Gap Year programs have been growing in popularity and acceptance for many decades. In recent years Gap Year programs like ours are seeing increasing participation from students in the United States and around the world.

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Disconnecting to Connect with Each Other

ARCC programs are not so much trips, but rather, temporary portable universes. They are fleeting, unique, self-contained. Bonds are formed that belie the amount of time participants have spent together. Levels of depth and self-reflection and growth are reached that not easy to come by in regular daily life. The programs are this way by design, on purpose. They are this way because participants are encouraged to be present, to look…