Spend time learning abroad
Begin your gap year experience with Year On by setting out to one of our international locations to volunteer and immerse yourself in a new culture.
Mountains, farmland, markets, bustling cities, and spiritual retreat, all in one. Dharamsala, India, home of the Dalai Lama, is the spiritual center of the world. Immerse yourself in Indian culture and help make a difference to a community in need. Then head to San Francisco to explore your interests, work with a coach, and learn real-life skills.
Download our field guide to learn more about life in Dharamsala, explore different volunteer projects, and see what's included in a typical volunteer day.
Download the India Field Guide
Life in Dharamsala, India
Photo by Kate Schofield, 2017 Fellow
Photo by Natanielle Huizenga, 2017 Fellow
3 Phases. 2 Countries. 32 Weeks.
PHASE 1: EXPLORE
Leave your comfort zone. Gain a deeper understanding of the world. Explore a new culture.
PHASE 2: FOCUS
Live in San Francisco. Dive deeper into your interests. Gain life skills. Work with a coach.
PHASE 3: LAUNCH
Step into the real world. Put your skills to the test with a project, bootcamp, or internship.