Bridge Year Programs refer to experiences that may last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years and occur between graduating college and before starting graduate school or a career in a specific industry. These experiences are especially valuable for students pursuing medical, law or other graduate programs who may want or need more experience in the field before applying to graduate school. Additionally, some graduates pursue these opportunities because of a desire to spend time working on a service project alongside community members or in advocating on specific issues. Below you will find a searchable database of programs. This list is not exhaustive but represent many of the pathways chosen by UVA alumni.
Service Year is a website where you can find a paid service opportunity that can be filtered by your interests, geographic location, and level of education. Once you create a profile, the website also has many resources explaining exactly what a service year is and how students can go about pursuing one.
Service Programs offers a directory of vetted programs featuring a wide range of social justice areas and faith traditions.