After many long months of document submissions, risk management guidelines, transparency protocol updates and more, we’ve been officially accredited by the American Gap Association.
And you may be asking:
What does it mean to be accredited?
We’ll publish a more thorough and detailed announcement in the coming days, about what our programs and operations teams had to submit and resubmit, what our admissions guidelines and process went through, what we had to change for transparency and visibility on our website, etc.
In the meantime, we’ll let the American Gap Association speak for themselves:
Currently Accredited AGA Members
The following organizations have been vetted by the strictest Gap Year Standards. The process involves both AGA staff and the powerful Board of Advisors to ensure the best in Gap Year education and the highest consistency in programming.
Accreditation by the American Gap Association represents a commitment to the highest standards in safety, quality, and integrity. They have agreed to consistently abide by the Standards of the American Gap Association, which typically means that a student can count on an experience with the highest caliber of field leadership, the best degree of office support, and the highest standards of safety.
This list of Accredited Organizations is being updated regularly. The following organizations represent those undergoing the application process, thus demonstrating their commitment to the highest standards in Gap Year Education. For peer-reviews, we have worked with www.gooverseas.com primarily, but because reviews are a critical part of the selection process, we wanted to provide more information of use and encourage looking at two other primary resources for program reviews: www.studyabroad101.com and www.teenlife.com. For more information, visit our Standards web page.