Are you thinking about going to the U.S. but you haven’t officially made up your mind? Here are six steps that helped me decide to do my Gap year at Green River College.
STEP 1: Visit an agency.
There are a lot of agencies out there that offer a lot of fun things. Visit multiple agencies to figure out which one you feel most comfortable with and who offers Gap year programs that you might like.
STEP 2: Explore your Gap year options.
There are a lot of Gap year programs: language schools, High School programs, work and travel, Colleges etc. Try to get as much information as possible for you to have a clear idea what the programs are like and what program suits you best.
STEP 3: Talk to current and alumni students in the programs you’re interested in.
Every student has been through what you are going through right now so they know exactly how you feel. They can tell you what it is like to go to a place you have never been before.
STEP 4: Make a list of pros and cons.
Pros and cons always helped me to make decisions. It is a clear and easy way to see what the best option is for you.
STEP 5: Get the correct paperwork.
Make sure to check that the paperwork needed for your journey is correct and discuss this with your agency. Think about TOEFL test scores, student visa, housing paperwork etc.
STEP 6: Get the courage to do it!
Once all the practical stuff is done the only thing left for you to do is to get the courage to actually go. Don’t hesitate anymore; you won’t regret your decision!!