The following links are resources that parents will find helpful during the College Counseling process. If you have questions at any time, please feel free to contact your student’s College Counselor for assistance.
An interim or "gap" year is a fairly standard practice in Britain and other European countries, but it is only slowly beginning to be accepted as a viable alternative for U.S. students. Inclusion of a program in this listing does not constitute an endorsement of the program by Tilton School.
- AFS Intercultural Programs
- Center for Interim Programs
- City Year
- Dynamy Internship Year
- The Experiment in International Living
An international, voluntary, non-governmental non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.
In return for serving the United States in humanitarian, educational, or environmental endeavors, students get awards they can use to pay off college loans or scholarships while they are in college.
Founded in 1980, with offices in Massachusetts and Colorado, Interim is a service that enables people to pursue structured alternatives to formal education or work by matching clients' interests with over 2,500 internships, volunteer positions, and cultural programs worldwide.
Putting idealism to work -- City Year and Americorps program is a national service organization which unites young adults, ages 17 to 24, from diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement.
A one-year program for high school graduates seeking direction before entering college including three nine-week internships, independent apartment living, community involvement, and educational seminars.
An international nonprofit organization promoting intercultural learning through home stays, educational group travel, study abroad, language training au pair, and other cultural immersion programs.
- Gap Year
- Go Abroad
- Habitat for Humanity
- Institute for Village Studies
- Outward Bound
- National Outdoor Leadership School
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.
Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound course at an Outward Bound School that is right for you.
- School for Field Studies
- Student Conservation Association
- Year Out Group
- Travellers Worldwide
- World Learning
When you study abroad with SFS, you’re contributing to a legacy of environmental research and stewardship that spans more than 35 years, encompassing countries as diverse as Cambodia, Kenya, and Costa Rica.
Since 1995 Studyabroad.com has provided a most comprehensive an up-to-date online listing of language and study-abroad programs. This site includes thousands of listings for hundreds of programs world-wide, as well as financial aid information and the study abroad handbook.
An association of leading British year out organizations, has recently been formed to promote the concept and benefits of well-structured year out programs, to promote models of good practice and to help young people and their advisers in selecting suitable and worthwhile projects.
Below you will find additional resources that you may find helpful during your college search process. These sites range from details on the college application, to scholarships, diversity, and athletics. Search a particular area for more information.