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New Horizons Gap Year

The New Horizons Gap Year is a 9-month alternative college level program for individuals ages 18-35 that provides a framework for inner exploration and outer adventure.  New Horizons supports each students’ thirst for knowledge with a motivational, student-centered approach. Students gain pragmatic experience through hands-on projects and strengthen their academic skills with college level course work.  Students will emerge from their gap year with a clearer sense of purpose, a stronger skill base and sense of direction to pursue the next phase of their lives.

Students travel abroad as part of the World Cultures & Consciousness curriculum.  During the 2021-22 school year, we will travel to Northern India.  Gap Year trips range between 3-4 weeks and include international airfare, accommodations, and transportation.

Program Dates

September 1, 2021 – May 4, 2022

The New Horizons Gap Year offers a rolling admissions policy, however, space is limited to create a small community learning experience. Applications accepted and approved earlier are given priority. Apply now to reserve your space.

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Tuition & Fees for the 2021/2022 Gap Year


Course Tuition Includes:

  • All accommodations and meals
  • All transportation once the program begins (include flights to India)
  • Event fees and admission to museums, parks, galleries
  • Texts and readings
  • Donations to charitable organizations
  • Instructor, faculty, and extra guide fees
  • Group camping gear

Not included are expenses to and from the start and end of the program, passports, health and travel insurance, cost of evacuations. Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, academic supplemental supplies, spending cash and items such as luggage, personal hiking and camping gear (backpack, sleeping bag, flashlight) are not covered. Please see the Packing List for items needed but not provided by the program.

Deposit Policy: An $850 deposit is required to hold your space in the New Horizons Gap Year Program. There is no guarantee of a space in our program until a deposit is paid. This deposit payment includes a $200 non-refundable application processing fee. $650 of the deposit is refundable within 20 days of payment or until the participant is accepted to the New Horizons Gap Year Program, whichever comes first. Please read Terms & Conditions

Periodically we may be able to provide tuition support through scholarships or other means. After you apply to the program, please complete our Scholarship Application if you need financial support. Note, you must first apply to the program before being considered for a scholarship.


  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age by January 1, 2021.
  • Participants must provide a valid passport for international travel by August  16, 2021.
  • Students accepted into Ananda College’s New Horizons Gap Year Program are automatically accepted into Ananda College’s other programs.

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