GAP YEAR BASE CAMP SURVEY
WELCOME! We are so excited that you are embarking on the journey of a life time. We are here to make it the best year possible for you! There are so many options and logistics to consider. This survey is designed to help you focus on areas you would like to pursue and to help us find great options for you. Take your time and feel free to share your goals and vision for the upcoming year. If you're not sure of your answers, don't worry at all. We are here to help and inspire.
Gap Year Base Camp and its staff are proud to work with people of all orientations, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.We believe that the very truest essence of a gap year experience is one of inclusivity.
Date of Birth:
Prefer not to say
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Married/Divorced/Other (Please Explain)
Siblings - name/age
Parent’s address/ phone if different from above
When do you want to leave and for how long?
How many experiences do you hope to have?
What language(s) have you studied and for how long?
Are you interested in learning a language? Which one?
I am in
between high school and college
An adult wanting to take a gap trip
in technical school or the trades
a family wanting to take an extended gap trip
If you are in school, please give us the name of your school and your current year/grade.
If you are not in school or are beyond this stage of your life, what are you doing now and why are you considering time away?
Have you traveled outside the continental United States? If yes, where?
Do you enjoy camping and nature?
Do you enjoy physical activities and being pushed physically? For example, hiking, skiing, backpacking, cycling, running or trekking?
Please share your favorite hobbies and interests.
Have you travelled in developing countries? For how long?
What past experiences, jobs, or projects might help to build a foundation or further an interest in your gap experience?
Have you had any meaningful volunteer experience? Did you enjoy it?
What is your level of comfort with foreign travel?
It makes me nervous to think about.
I am independent, but don't have much experience outside of my comfort zone.
I love to explore and enjoy the challenges of foreign travel.
I am comfortable when everything is perfectly organized and planned for.
What areas of the world are you most interested in visiting and experiencing?
Feel free to add a more detailed answer about where you might want to go. And keep in mind that you can go to many different places!
What is your ideal climate?
What is your ideal environmentI?
Urban (large metropolitan area)
Mid sized city
How long would like for your gap experience to last?
Full school year
What is your budget for your Gap Experience?
What types of programs are you considering?
A Volunteer Abroad Program or Community Service
Travel or Cultural Immersion
Academic Studies/College Level
Academic Studies/Highschool Level
Certification Program/ for example, Wilderness First Responder or Black Smithing
Wilderness Adventure Program
Environmental or Conservation
Sail Training/ Voyages
Do you prefer to live in a home stay with a family, in a dorm, hostel or volunteer guesthouse, or some other setting?
volunteer guesthouse or housing
Are you willing and able to travel alone or would you rather be with a group of peers?
Which of these topics interest you
Art/Architecture ❑ Business
Sustainibility/ Eco Living
What is your reason for wanting to have a GAP experience.
What are your strengths?
What scares you a bit about a gap year experience?
Do you have any physical, medical or psychological conditions for which you have been treated that require medication?
What are your personal goals for your gap experience?
Is there any other additional informational that you would like to include?
Thank you for completing this survey! Once we receive your questionnaire we will be in touch and will begin the process! What is the best way to connect?
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