Julia Rogers is the Director of EnRoute Consulting and an enthusiastic advocate of the Gap Year. Over the past ten years, Julia has become a Gap Year expert by advising hundreds of Gap Year students, as well as personally visiting gap year programs in over twenty countries.
After graduating from Hamilton College, Julia accepted a position to work as a peer educator in a rural village in Tanzania. She spent nine months focusing on reproductive health and women’s empowerment in a small rural village. Julia was astonished to witness the degree of personal growth in her fellow volunteers who came straight out of high school. She felt inspired to encourage more young Americans to take advantage of a Gap Year in the same way her British and Australian colleagues had.
Julia founded EnRoute with the intention of helping as many students as possible enter college and careers knowing more about themselves and the world around them. She works with students to unlock their potential and confidence through experiences that challenge and excite them. She regularly challenges herself through travel as well – volunteering on organic farms in Thailand and New Zealand, trekking in Nepal, surfing in Ireland and, most recently, taking her nine-month-old daughter to Oaxaca, Mexico.
In addition to traveling, Julia enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking near her home in the mountains of Vermont. Originally from New Jersey, Julia has lived in the UK, Maine, Tennessee, Montana, Wyoming and Tanzania.