Kivu Gap Year

Since 2001, we've worked with 20,000 teenagers and young adults through summer camping, international trips, and gap year programs.

We equip young leaders in a culturally diverse and globally connected world. We are an accredited member of the gap year asssociation with a proven commitment to the highest standards of safety, quality and integrity.

The Kivu Gap Year is designed to guide you into a year of travel, internship, and home stay experiences around the world.  A purposeful program designed to guide you on the journey into young adulthood.

Imagine returning to college with confidence in who you are, direction for your educational goals, and a renewed purpose for all the challenges ahead of you!  

Your transition to college does not have to be one of fear and confusion!  Start your application today and begin a simple 3 step process of Applying, Preparing, & Departing for your KIVU Gap Year!

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Kivu Gap Year Reviews

No Regrets

This program has changed my life forever! I did the Kivu Gap Year straight out of high school in 2014 and it was EXACTLY what I needed to grow emotionally and spiritually! It opened my eyes to new perspectives of life and I truly gained so much from it. Things have changed now from when I did it but it’s so worth getting in contact with those who run it and asking questions! I don’t regret Kivu Gap Year one bit!!!!!

By: Tay Lavine
Nationality: American
Age: 22

Thank You, Kivu Gap Year

If you were to dream far beyond your imagination of a year filled with wonderful journeys, beautiful people, and music beyond belief, you would have dreamt Kivu. It showed me the beauty of humanity; the good, the bad, and the ugly. It shaped me into being a less naive and more well rounded person. It helped cultivate my passions and gave me the opportunity to see a side of the world that I have not yet seen. It shaped life long friendships and formed unforgettable memories. Kivu is a visionary gap year and it was a privilege to be a part of.

By: Jackson Powell
Nationality: American
Age: 20

KIVU Gap Year is Amazing!!

KIVU Gap Year definitely changed my life for the better. It pushed me in my faith in such a healthy way and it provided me with a lifetime of experiences I will never forget. KIVU Gap year also gave me my lifelong best friend and the motivation to graduate college in just 3 years. I am forever grateful for the hardwork the Braners put in as well as Luke and all of the KIVU leaders. I love them all!

By: Hannah Giffen
Nationality: American
Age: 22

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