Paddling at sunset.
A Gap Away is a member of the Gap Year Association and meets GYA’s high standards for responsible advising. Additionally, Sandy Storer is a member of the Independent Education Consultants Association and the National Association of Social Workers, and she abides by the ethical standards of both organizations.
Sandy coaches students to evaluate programs or activities for a good and appropriate fit. A Gap Away clients are expected to adhere to the policies detailed in our Policy Statement and meet our Essential Eligibility Requirements.
What do people say?
Sandy helped me understand that planning with goals in mind would make my gap year more valuable. Before meeting with her I wasn't clear with myself about why I wanted to take a gap year - I just knew I needed a break. Sandy taught me to evaluate volunteer programs and to understand the impact the experience would have. She really does help to "make it meaningful."
We did our own research, and attended gap year fairs but it only left us with piles of brochures. I went online to look for help and found Sandy. I liked that she had experience as a therapist. She totally "got" my son very quickly, then put together a list of possibilities she thought might be a fit for him. It was reassuring that she knew people who attended AND ran the programs. I definitely recommend Sandy as a gap year advisor.