Global Routes is proud to be one of the first organizations accredited by the American Gap Association (AGA).
While Global Routes has run Gap Year programs for over 30 years, we are thrilled to be a part of the AGA as the Gap Year world continues to grow and standards in this field are increasingly more important. As the third organization to receive accreditation from the AGA among over 20 organization in the application process, we feel honored to be featured alongside the best Gap Year program providers in the world.
The accreditation process was a journey of its own. We prepared more than 50 deliverables addressing our policies and procedures. AGA reviewed our practices in the following areas:
- Program Development
- Host Community Relations
- Service Learning
- Logistics including: travel, budgeting, and insurance.
The application then went through several reviews by the AGA, a committee of reviewers and our own team. Throughout this process, we strengthened our programming both for Gap Year and high school programs. We uphold all our programs to the same standards of quality.
To learn more about AGA and the standards now expected of Gap Year programs, click here. AGA provides a great site focused on the important of the Gap Year experience as well as how to find the right program. Learn more about AGA Standards here.
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