According to, 230,000 young travelers in the UK take a Gap Year each year and have been doing so since the 1960’s; meanwhile, the concept started to gain ground amongst US students in the last few years in tandem with rising College tuition costs. The announcement that Malia Obama plans to take a Gap Year before she attends Harvard in 2017 is proof that it is not only the concept, but the term, that is gaining a foothold in the US market.

For the last few months, college seniors from around the US have been applying to go on our “Snap Gap” Gap Year trip this Summer. Students could build their own itinerary and travel the world for three months after graduation. Well, the results are in, here is our winner:

Denae will be heading to explore five continents in three months, including: Tokyo, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Budapest, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Copenhagen, New York and Washington DC. Follow her travels at #DenaesSnapGap.

Feeling inspired and want to plan a Gap Year of your own? Here are the reasons you should.

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