The Virtual Experience

Our full-featured fall gap semester, 

now with optional housing in one of three U.S. cities

Designed for students who want to get the most out of one semester, this 15-week program combines our entire skill-building curriculum with an expanded Wayfinding module and adds resume-building experiences like a virtual volunteer project at a non-profit organization and a professional externship. Participants in the program are also supported by a coach, a working professional who acts as a mentor, challenging each student to follow through on weekly goals and providing insight into the professional world.

Virtual Experience

Our registration process is designed with you in mind. After you choose to enroll in our program, you can add your housing preference and the option to earn a full semester of college credit.







Enroll in our Virtual Experience which combines life design and skill building to help you navigate life after high school.

Choose to live in one of three cities across the United States: Brooklyn, Chicago, or Los Angeles.

Choose to add on a semester of transferable academic credit through Portland State University.

Our Curriculum

Optional Housing Add-on

Brooklyn, New York

Chicago, Illinois

Los Angeles, California

Eclectic museums, trendy shops, and endless happenings are hallmarks of Williamsburg. The G/L and J/M/Z trains are all in close proximity providing easy access to Manhattan and all of Brooklyn, perfect for a long walk, speedy cycle, or quick drive to the Lower East Side.

Set in the Heart of Chicago, the Lower West Side a historic district given new life through some of the best that the city has to offer. Celebrated for its authenticity and vibrant style, this neighborhood is located close to downtown Chicago and the Illinois Medical District.

Larchmont Village has a small-town charm only minutes away from Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Downtown L.A. This historic neighborhood features a bustling Main Street, home to some of the city's coolest local restaurants and shops, along with gorgeous historic architecture.

Private bedroom, furnished with a nightstand, lamp, and a comfy bed.

Communal Living Made Easy

Living spaces fully furnished with quality pieces

Kitchens outfitted with high-end appliances, dishware, and other essentials.

All Year On housing will be in pods of 8 - 15 students, depending on location. Each location will have an on-site community coordinator who will support students and help build community.

Laundry, utilities, household essentials, and WiFI are all included

Weekly cleaning of all common spaces to ensure a healthy and friendly environment

College Credit

During Year On's Virtual Experience, you can elect to earn extra coursework through our college partner. The cost for this full semester of transferable academic credit is $1,700 and requires students to complete additional coursework while enrolled at Year On.

Your Year. Your Way.







Full Virtual Experience Curriculum

Virtual Volunteer Project

Virtual Externship

Virtual Community

Weekly 1:1 Coaching 

Housing not included

College credit not included

Full Virtual Experience Curriculum


Housing for 15 weeks in one 

of our three locations. 

18 transferable academic credits through Portland State University

Want more info?


Can I just sign up with Year On for housing?

Currently, housing through Year On is only available to students who are participating in our Virtual Experience program.

Can I take my other college courses while enrolled in Year On?

Yes! Students can elect to take our Virtual Experience and be enrolled in their home university.

Can you explain the pricing more in depth?

Sure! If you register for Year On, the base cost is $7,995. If you want to live in community with others, you add $6,000 to the base. If you want to add credit, you add $1,700 to the base.

For example, if you enroll and want to live in Chicago and want to earn a semester of credit through our college partner, your full tuition is $15,695. If you don't want to earn any credit and want to live in Chicago, your full tuition is $13,995. And if you want to live at home, your tuition is $7,995.

How often and what time are the Year On workshops?

The Virtual Experience workshops take place every day, Monday - Friday, from 10am - 12pm local time. All virtual volunteer opportunities and virtual externship opportunities are flexible. In total, students should expect to dedicate apx. 20 hours of work each week to the program.

What precautions are in place for COVID-19?

In following guidance from the CDC and state governments, Year On will be requiring all students enrolled in our programs to adhere to health & safety protocols including contact tracing during their residential experience in order to ensure the good health and safety of our communities. We will also have all apartments cleaned weekly.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! After you register, you will be able to apply for a scholarship. All scholarships are need based.

Are payment plans available?

Yes! After you register and are accepted, you will be able to work with our admissions team if you need a payment plan.

Virtual Experience Quick Facts

Program Dates


App Deadline

September 8 - December 18

$7,995 - $15,695

August 15

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