We are an accredited member of the American Gap Association with a proven commitment to the highest standards of safety, quality and integrity.
WE PREPARE COLLEGE-BOUND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES FOR SUCCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LEARNING ADVENTURES.
What is the Kivu Gap Year?
The Kivu Gap Year program PROVIDES COLLEGE-BOUND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL THE WORLD, EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT CULTURES, AND DEVELOP THEIR FAITH. DURING THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS HAVE THE CHANCE TO BUILD STRONG COMMUNITY WITH OTHER STUDENTS AND EXPLORE WHERE THEY ARE BEING CALLED VOCATIONALLY. THE KIVU GAP YEAR PROGRAM STRONGLY CONSIDERS THE SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT OF THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WHILE ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO STEP OUTSIDE THEIR COMFORT ZONE TO HELP THEM GROW INTO THEIR TRUE SELves.
Happy Move-In Day!! We're ready and excited to start classes and internships this week in Denver and Philadelphia. #kivugapyear
For the Traveler by John O'Donohue
Every time you leave home,
Another road takes you
Into a world you were never in.
New strangers on other paths await.
New places that have never seen you
Will startle a little at your entry.
Old places that know you well
Will pretend nothing
Changed since your last visit. When you travel, you find yourself
Alone in a different way,
More attentive now
To the self you bring along,
Your more subtle eye watching
You abroad; and how what meets you
Touches that part of the heart
That lies low at home:
How you unexpectedly attune
To the timbre in some voice,
Opening in conversation
You want to take in
To where your longing
Has pressed hard enough
Inward, on some unsaid dark,
To create a crystal of insight
You could not have known
When you travel,
A new silence
Goes with you,
And if you listen,
You will hear
What your heart would
Love to say.
A journey can become a sacred thing:
Make sure, before you go,
To take the time
To bless your going forth,
To free your heart of ballast
So that the compass of your soul
Might direct you toward
The territories of spirit
Where you will discover
More of your hidden life,
And the urgencies
That deserve to claim you.
May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground;
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.
May you travel safely, arrive refreshed,
And live your time away to its fullest;
Return home more enriched, and free
To balance the gift of days which call you.
Another important read for our students and overall program. We recommend this book to anyone traveling abroad, especially for those who go on service learning/vision/mission trips.
Beautiful scenery at the top of hanging lakes.
Hanging Lake trip during orientation! Great day to explore Colorado!
This little book says so much in simple words. A short read but the perfect book for preparing our hearts for the year ahead. We recommend it to any and everyone! Download it on kindle today!
Sharing our stories and preparing for a year of listening to other stories from all over the world.
The journey has just begun!
They're here!!! Meet the Class of 2017--we're so excited to kick off the year in Breckenridge! #kivugapyear
A typical @kivugapyear staff meeting. #kivu2016 #kivugapyear