Gap Year USA

Taking a gap year in the USA will provide you with an opportunity to have a once in a lifetime adventure!

Students who take a gap year graduate college with a higher GPA and increase their job satisfaction!

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The Quest Gap Year program for international students is designed to provide opportunities for self-discovery and career exploration. Many colleges and universities encourage students to explore a Gap Year program finding that once students have had the time to reflect, they are able to approach their education with determination.

Our schools offer individualized programs that are designed to meet the needs of international students based on their academic interests, dreams, and level of English proficiency.

Quest’s Gap Year programs provide travel and study opportunities. Students live on campus and are able to participate in sports, recreation, performing arts and a variety of student organizations.

Take a year to find yourself; there is no time like the present to experience different cultures, take enjoyable classes, and make friends from all over the world.

The Benefits of a Gap Year Program

Taking time off in between high school and college allows students time to explore and experience life before committing to a full-time college program. A Gap Year program will help you prepare for your academic future. We offer programs lasting from 1 month to a full year. Our programs include many options like living on an American college campus, taking classes that will help you determine a field of study, or just immersing yourself in American culture and doing volunteer work. Quest’s Gap Year Program encourages personal growth and helps students determine how best to pursue their future college education.


Students must be 17+
Secondary school graduate
English proficiency
(ESL program allows for students with lower proficiency)
Completed application


Participants enter the U.S. on either an F-1 or tourist visa, depending on school choice and course load.

Select Your Program

Are you finished with high school, but not sure what you want to do next? Your Quest Gap Year program advisor will help you choose the right program and campus to fit your needs and budget. Do you want an American Immersion, Academic Introduction, Adventure or ESL program? We are here to help you create a truly unique Gap program.


Our programs offer on-campus housing, off-campus shared apartments or host family options. If you are under the age of 18, dorms, campus housing or host family accommodation is required. We are here to help you make choices that will keep you safe and that encourge you to become independant while living and learning in the U.S.