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1.  Be in their senior year of high school OR have up to a MAXIMUM OF TWO years studying at the undergraduate level.  (Students graduating early from high school must confirm they will turn 18 upon arrival to the program).

2.  Graduate high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

3.  Applied to a college of their choice or have clear intentions/goals for their future academic plans.   

       *All students are encouraged to apply and defer their enrollment before arriving to the gap year.

4.  Please note that we are unable to accommodate therapeutic or adjudicated youth in this program.

5.  Please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.  

6.  Students must be willing to agree to the Contract of Commitment for all participants during the program.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:  While our program is based out of the United States, we welcome students of all nationalities to join the journey of a gap year with Kivu.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to inquire with us!


For further questions, please email Luke, or call 970-403-6016 during regular office hours.

We offer on-site visits in the Fall every year.  This is the best time of the year to meet students currently in the program and set up a personal appointment with the Kivu Gap Year Director, Luke Parrott.  We are also available to meet outside of the Fall; however, the schedule varies depending upon the international travel demands of our staff.

The best time to visit is between October 1st and the first week of November.  Please arrange for your visit by contacting  

The most common schedule is as follows.  However, we are happy to accommodate your schedule.

Thursday Morning

9am  Meet with Director

10:30-12pm  Visit Students at their internship sites (guided tour)

*We recommend spending the rest of the day enjoying the city of Denver and the beautiful Fall weather.

*We encourage you to also schedule campus visits to local colleges in the area.

Friday Morning

9am  Shadow a non-traditional class setting with students and instructor

(Optional:  Parents meet with Director during this time)

11am:  Join students for lunch after class (optional)


Please arrange for your visit by contacting