FAQs

Here are some questions and answers to help you better understand Gap Year Guru and gap year, in general :

  1. Why does Gap Year Guru say it’s a coaching service?
    Our definition of coaching is “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” (attributed to the International Coaches Federation). We work in partnership with you to help you plan your gap year experience. Deborah Friedman Lesser is also a trained a certified life coach.
  2. What is a gap year?
    A gap year is any definitive period of time that is intentionally taken away from formal education and/or employment to engage in a meaningful activity. A gap year is typically taken before proceeding to the next phase of life.
  3. Does a gap year have to be an entire year?
    A gap year can be any period of time that you choose, whether that’s a semester or an entire year.
  4. How do I know if a gap year is right for me?
    We believe that anyone can benefit from the experience of taking a gap year. Contact us and we can help determine if it’s the right option for you.
  5. How much will taking a gap year cost?
    That depends on several factors including where you choose to go on your gap year and what you choose to do while you’re away. Sign up for a complimentary Exploratory Session and we can help answer some of your questions.
  6. What can I do during a gap year?
    That’s completely up to you! We can help you plan your ideal experience, and when the time comes we’ll also help you prepare for the experience and offer you support throughout the process, including your return home. Learn more about Gap Year Guru’s customizable services.