Why Invest In HMI Gap?

I can't say enough good things about this program. It truly changed who I am and what I want out of my life. I feel more confident and feel ready to take more chances. By participating in this program, you agree to be vulnerable and scared, but also agree to create great friendships, and have an enormous amount of fun.
Olivia
HMI Gap Alum

By taking thoughtfully structured gap time, students step off the academic treadmill to develop the skills, sense of purpose, and independence to get the most out of college and pursue their life ambition. Research shows students who invest in a gap year:

  • Have a higher GPA
  • Are more likely to graduate in 4 years
  • Arrive to college more emotionally and socially prepared to succeed
For a comprehensive overview of the latest research and data on gap year benefits visit the Gap Year Association’s “Data & Benefits” Page.