For Parents

Is your son or daughter looking to gain independence, travel the globe or re-ignite a passion for learning? Or perhaps your 18-22 year old is simply not ready for the next stage in their educational journey. Winterline is designed for students like these. We offer gap programs designed to prepare young adults for success in college, career, and life.


We are pleased to provide a series of informative, downloadable resources for you to review, and to share with your son or daughter.

Why college admissions professionals and educators recommend Winterline programs
  • 1.

    Winterline alumni are better students. Studies show that students who take a gap year generally fare better than their peers. On a Winterline program, students combine hands-on learning with active growth and enjoyment.

  • 2.

    Winterline programs = personal growth. Many students are ready for the next level academically but need time to develop as people. Winterline programs challenge students every day, and support them along the way. The result? Students who are more mature and self-aware.

  • 3.

    Winterline programs emphasize skills. Sometimes the simple mechanics of living can overwhelm students. Winterline programs teach the real-world skills that make it easier to be successful and fulfilled in today’s world.

  • 4.

    Winterline alumni re-embrace learning. After years of academic rigor, even students who enjoy learning may need to recharge. Winterline programs light a spark that rekindles curiosity and a love of discovery.

  • 5.

    Winterline programs: quality you can trust. As a parent, you only want opportunities you believe in. Take a look at our partners. Read about our programs. Or give us a call. You can select a Winterline program with confidence.

  • 6.

    Winterline parents see the difference. 

    “When we decided to support our son in attending this program, we never imagined how good it would be for him. The experience helped him to grow as an individual, making him more confident and independent. This is now making a difference for him in college.”

Want to Know More?

Members of our Admissions and Outreach staff are happy to jump on a call or meet one-on-one with your family to answer your questions. Contact us at to set up a time.

Perhaps your school would like to schedule a Gap Year presentation. Let us know and we’ll set it up. We look forward to hearing from you!