We understand you’re curious about the university where you’re going to study next year. Will you be surrounded by beautiful nature in Oregon? Are you going skiing in Michigan? Or are you going to be down south where you don’t even need a winter coat?
The exact location of your university remains a surprise for now. The application for a gap year at an American university is a complicated process. If you were going to the United States for your entire bachelor’s degree, you would be able to apply to practically any of the thousands of American universities, as long as you meet the entry requirements. Because you’re only going for a year, not all universities will accept your application. Since 1949 the Fulbright Commission in the Netherlands has partnered with several universities who are open to receiving gap year students and are willing to provide scholarships.
The team at the Fulbright Commission determines which university or universities would be a good fit for you, based on your interests, test results, grades and budget. The universities make admission and scholarship decisions.