Gap Year Fairs

February and March 2021

Look Beyond the Classroom

FCPS School Counseling Services and USA Gap Year Fairs invite you to participate in this year's Virtual Gap Year Fairs to learn about the growing array of gap year opportunities and how they are operating during the pandemic. These fairs will provide students with a broad exposure to gap year programs that emphasize experiential education and personal growth through travel, language immersion, directed study, outdoor adventure, community service, internships, and more.

The fairs will begin with a 40-minute "Gap Year 101" webinar lead by an expert gap year counselor in which families will learn the basics of planning gap time. Following the webinar, participants in the virtual sessions will be able to browse info sessions and have face-to-face conversations with gap year program providers, trip leaders, advisors, and gap year alumni. Participants will gain a better sense of which gap year programs might suit their unique interests and aspirations.


All events are virtual. A few days before the event, attendees will receive information with a Zoom link to the webinar and instructions for attending the virtual fair. Watch What to expect at the Go Overseas Virtual Fairs for tips and resources for making the most of your virtual gap year fair experience.

Registration Tips

To request any reasonable accommodations to benefit from the programming, please inform Go Overseas of your accommodation request at least 1 week before the event date.

Click on an event to learn more and register.

Event Date and Time
Explore the Gap Year February 1, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Gap Year Scholarships & Funding February 2, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Chicago USA Gap Year Fair February 4, 2021
5:30-8 p.m.
National USA Gap Year Fair February 6, 2021
2-5 pm.
Gap Year to College Transition February 8, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Fairfax and D.C. Area USA Gap Year Fair February 9, 2021
6-8:30 p.m.
How to Choose a Gap Year Program February 11, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Pacific Northwest USA Gap Year Fair February 18, 2021
9-11:30 p.m.
Ask an Expert: Gap Year Counselor Q and A February 22, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Texas USA Gap Year Fair February 24, 2021
7-9:30 p.m.
Gap Year as Career Exploration February 25, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Colorado USA Gap Year Fair February 27, 2021
2-5 p.m.
Maine USA Gap Year Fair March 2, 2021
6-8:30 p.m.
California USA Gap Year Fair March 4, 2021
9 p.m.-midnight
How to Choose a Gap Year Program March 8, 2021
7-8 p.m.
How to Win a $10,000+ Gap Year Scholarship! March 11, 2021
7-8 p.m.
National USA Gap Year Fair March 13, 2021
1-4 p.m.

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Advertisement of this opportunity is not sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may use a technology tool that has not been assessed by our Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.