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‘I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my own ship.’  |  Louisa May Alcott

Why should I take a gap year?

Do you feel burned out from the pressure of having worked overtime in order to get into “the right college”? Would you enjoy a community service project because it’s a good thing to do and a valuable experience, rather than just another bullet point on your college app? Would you like to start college with a clearer idea of why you’re there and where you’re headed afterward? Would you like a break in order to pursue your goals in a different way, in a new and stimulating environment?
Consider a gap year!

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Why El Casal?

For 15 years, El Casal has offered an authentic gap year experience. By authentic we mean: we have just one, small, all-inclusive program, the one you’re reading about right now. We’re focused entirely on high school graduates who have been accepted to selective colleges. Taking a gap year means you’re about to take a giant step forward, one that will put you on the road to a better understanding of yourself and the wider world. El Casal helps you along that road.

why-el-casal

Why El Casal?

For 15 years, El Casal has offered an authentic gap year experience. By authentic we mean: we have just one, small, all-inclusive program, the one you’re reading about right now. We’re focused entirely on high school graduates who have been accepted to selective colleges. Taking a gap year means you’re about to take a giant step forward, one that will put you on the road to a better understanding of yourself and the wider world. El Casal helps you along that road.

Structure and freedom: where’s the balance?

At El Casal, we’re sure that we’ve struck the balance between structure and freedom. You’ll have ample time to explore and to travel on your own, within Spain or to other countries. You’ll be able to get out and make Spanish friends and to pursue your particular interests, such as music, fine arts, sports or service to others.

What students think of structure and freedom

El Casal on the Camino de Santiago
El Casal. Making friends
El Casal. Discovering Barcelona
El Casal. Community service
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