Recommended reading about Covid-19 and Gap Year opportunities:
Taking a gap year might be the best way to outwit coronavirus, LA Times
Gap Year Ideas for College Students in the wake of Covid19, NY Times
What to Know Before You Take a Gap Year From College During Coronavirus, Money Magazine
A Gap Year? Do it Here a year at home can be as meaningful as doing one abroad, NY Times
GAP YEAR FAIR
An incredible, FREE opportunity to learn about a number of life-changing gap year programs from all around the world! Each year, the GoOverseas team coordinates about 40 USA Gap Year Fairs across the country. Attendees can expect to meet with 30-60 different gap year program representatives. Although the fairs are free to the public, pre-registration is highly recommended. The fair is traditionally held in the evening at Cleveland High School in February, and will likely have more virtual components.
Programs within nine different categories: Volunteer, Study, Teach, Internships, Gap Year, Language, High School, TEFL Courses, and Tours & Trips.
Articles on every topic related to traveling overseas, by writers who are either currently at the destination or have been there before. Recommendations on when, where, and how to go overseas.
STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service) Ultimate Guide to Gap Year Volunteering, created a guide to get more people excited about gap year and summer volunteering Their guidebook includes information on the 10-best gap year volunteering programs (including summer programs); tips on how to make the most out of your gap year volunteer experience; and spotlights colleges that strongly support gap year volunteering through policies like gap year deferral.National Service programs of Americorps that have been popular with Grant students:Foodcorps https://foodcorps.org/City Year www.cityyear.org/
United Planet United planet focuses on volunteering abroad and has options for searching for short term, long term, and group experiences. Additionally, they have a specific COVID 19 page with virtual volunteer and internship options.