Every year, students delay matriculation and take a gap year before coming to Penn, and many others take time off during their Penn experience. While individual reasons for gap years and gap semesters vary, many participants arrive at Penn searching for a community. The Gap Year Association at Penn (GAP). is dedicated to supporting these students and their experiences at school. The Association helps students find resources, connect with upperclassmen, and build meaningful relationships. The Association is also a space for incoming first years who are considering taking a gap year to learn more. We are a student group at the University of Pennsylvania who closely collaborates with Penn Global and other clubs to meet our goals.