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Gap Year Mentored Research Programs

The Journey Ahead Is Yours to Define

Work with an expert mentor to research and explore a topic or question you care about, and in the process, uncover the path ahead – all on your own schedule.

Experience genuine mentorship and deep exploration into a topic you care about, and along the way, better understand yourself and where you’re headed.

Gap Year Association Member

There are so many ways to spend your Gap Year. However you build the year ahead, Polygence research projects are a perfect opportunity to complement and synthesize your experiences into a tangible outcome. In fact, Polygence is an official member of the Gap Year Association, as a recognized program.

How can a Polygence project fit into your Gap Year plan?

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Build Context for Travel

Travel is transformational, and at its best, provides questions, not answers. Polygence projects enable students to dive deeper into those questions upon return and connect them to your future.

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Prepare for Work

Students planning to work, intern or apprentice during their Gap Years can do deep dives into everything from economics to healthcare to build their foundational knowledge.

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Adventures in Thinking

Gap Years are about exploration and curiosity. Complement your in-person experiences with a focused, engaging project that expands your knowledge and uncovers new frontiers in your understanding and perspective of the world.

Whether you choose to conduct research before or after a travel or work program, your project will help you get the most out of your experience by turning curiosity and discovery into a tangible accomplishment.

Why choose Polygence Mentored Research Programs?

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Work with a PhD-level mentor from a top university.

Polygence has the largest network of expert mentors - over 3,000 to date, so we'll match you with an expert who is uniquely qualified to guide you in your chosen project.

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Build your academic research skills early to get a head start.

Set yourself up for success in college by learning how to do academic research under the guidance of an expert.

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Share your new perspective

Polygence students have the opportunity to submit their work for publication, so you can share your discoveries and perspective with the world.

Ready to make the most of your Gap Year experience?

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