We offer a Gap Year for young adults ages 17-22 who are seeking to shift gears, forge a new sense of purpose through adventure, and discover stability in community.
Julie shares the story about Curious Kaleidoscope and her passion for working with young people:
Our Gap Year is for young people who choose not to attend college right away.
Are you in your last year of high school and feeling daunted by the impending doom of college debt?
Are you excited to grab the reins of your life and choose your community?
Did you graduate high school in the last 24 months and are you seeking something big to kickstart your 20s?
Are you pondering the pros and cons of jumping straight into college, because that’s what everyone else is doing?
If you’re nodding your head, the Curious Kaleidoscope Gap Year may very well be right for you, right now.
Our Gap Year is for young people who choose to explore the world in between years of college.
Are you questioning why you are in college now that you’ve been there for a semester or a year?
Are you unfulfilled by the classes you are taking, the food you are consuming in the dining hall, or the people you are meeting?
Have you realized that what you actually want to be doing is not accessible within the bubble of your college experience?
Are you weighing your options of sticking it out until you graduate or mixing it up right now and taking time away from academia to pursue other interests?
Our Gap Year is for young people who crave adventure and novel experience as catalysts for growth.
Adventure is the key ingredient in the Curious Kaleidoscope Gap Year.
Our destinations, itineraries, the people we set out to meet, and the out-of-the-box encounters we face provide the platform for compelling possibilities.
Schemed by participants and trip leaders, dynamic daily experiences will shape your time on one of our programs.
The high level of freedom and responsibility that you will find on our trips offers you the opportunity for independence, creative collaboration, and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Our Gap Year is for young people who want vibrant community in their lives.
Creating community is a skill.
We value that stability can be found within community: creating it, investing in it, sharing it. The support of community can be incredibly grounding and calming when other parts of our lives are up in the air and unsettled.
The Curious Kaleidoscope Gap Year shines a bright light on how to cultivate community wherever you go.
We can find community in many people: our families, our friends from school, our friends with shared hobbies, our co-workers, our neighbors. Stepping outside of our comfort zone and engaging with new people takes self-awareness, practiced communication, vulnerability, genuine stoke, and willingness to meet others where they’re coming from.
Our Gap Year is for young people who choose to think differently.
Grab the reins right now! You are the one person you get to live with for the rest of your life.
Curious Kaleidoscope LLC was started in 2017 by Julie McPherson. Our LLC is based in Colorado.