Pacific Discovery gap year semesters are epic! They combine rugged journeys to beautiful places, with authentic immersion, and inspiring adventure. You’ll be in a supportive group environment and learn more than you ever dreamed. Our semester programs are a 9-10 week journeys with an optional 3-week independent extension. Programs are offered Fall and Spring, and can be taken consecutively for an in-depth and transformative gap year experience. Optional transferable academic credit options are available on all programs. Scholarships and financial aid available.
Students challenge themselves in a supportive small group environment, mentored by our experienced instructors; developing empathy for other cultures; furthering understanding of international issues; heightening appreciation for the earth’s wild places; deepening global perspectives; and discovering their own passion and purpose.
Program Locations: Australasia (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji); Central America (Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua); China; India; Himalayas (Nepal & Tibet); South America (Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands); Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia)