Arcadia’s GAP Year program is a unique, innovative, and affordable way for students to earn college credits while acquiring a sense of the Arcadia experience at their own pace. Arcadia’s GAP Year program is distinctive for those students looking to stay motivated, refresh their perspective on the world, and start a path toward their career while earning credits.
Our GAP Year program is designed to give students open paths of interest to clear their mind from high school and help them prepare to perform well when they do attend University full-time—approaching real-world issues, learning and connecting first-hand with global experts, and gaining experience to help them realize passions to pursue in college.
Paths and Courses
Arcadia's GAP Year program offers four paths for students to choose from:
Applied Liberal Arts
These paths connect students to relevant topics facing our society and provide opportunities to learn from faculty experts overseas. The program consists of two semesters, and students will work with an adviser to select up to two courses per semester. Classes may be online, in person, or a hyflex combination, depending on campus status and health and safety recommendations. Students can shift modalities mid-year if they wish. Classes are taught by faculty from the main campus and through The College of Global Studies Center (TCGS), and students can choose classes from Glenside, Intern Philly, and TCGS London Center.
Internships, Global Perspective, and Resources
Arcadia's GAP Year program offers you signature elements of the Arcadia experience including a special Preview program and access to the Intern Philly network.
During the second semester, students can participate in their choice of semester-long, co-curricular experiences such as: