OneLife is one of the fastest growing Christian Gap Years in the Nation!
What's a Christian Gap Year?
What is a gap year?
A gap year is defined as taking a “break” from formal education, “typically between high school and college, in order to deepen practical, professional, and personal awareness.”
For Christian students, taking a gap year before going to college creates a remarkable opportunity to think more deeply and intentionally about the person God is calling him or her to be. Many students who struggle in college do so because they are not able to articulate reasons or explain goals for going to college. College has become the assumed next step after high school, with very little thought about why.
OneLife exists because we believe that taking a gap year forces students out of the routine of “schooling” and into a deeper relationship with God. Students who participate in gap year programs have proven to be far more prepared for the transition to college and adulthood.
Who Takes a Gap Year?
A gap year is for everyone! From those at the top of their class to those who struggled in high school, there is a reason to be apart. Many students finish high school feeling their education has been about getting grades and test scores, but they do not know what it is they want to do. OneLife is a great first step in the journey through life.
Do Gap Years Work?
They do! The NY Times highlighted research from Middlebury College and the University of North Carolina showing that students who took a gap year got better grades than those who did not.
Here is a recent article by Time Magazine expressing the great need for Gap Year programs.
The OneLife Gap Year
What are we looking for in a student?
Here is the OneLife student profile:
What are the outcomes of ONelife?
OneLife is a nine month, residential program with four desired outcomes.
Will my credits transfer to other colleges?
Short answer: YES!
Longer answer: All OneLife graduates will have an official transcript from Lancaster Bible College with 30 credits (10 courses). All credits are transferable and all of our previous students have transferred credits to other colleges and universities. All of the credits, however, may not apply to certain programs at other colleges. Confused? Sorry! Please email or call with questions.
I already did a year (or 2) of college, can I still go to onelife?
YES! Many of our students have completed some college before coming to OneLife. For those students, OneLife can be an opportunity to re-focus, to gain more direction in life and to take a “break” in order to build a stronger relationship with God.
Where do onelife students live while in the program?
When our students are not travelling, they live on the campuses of Lancaster Bible College, Three Springs Camp, or Southern Wesleyan University. They enjoy the student life at each location, while getting the opportunity to travel the world throughout the program.
The Cost of OneLife is $21,900
What Does the Price Include?
The cost includes:
We Offer Financial Aid!
We never want cost to be what keeps a motivated student from experiencing the OneLife program. OneLife students are enrolled as full-time college students and are eligible for all government and private scholarships. To apply for federal financial aid go to www.fafsa.gov and click “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA).
% of college students that never finish college
We exist to help students know themselves better by building intense community, pushing students to the limits, and centering the Gospel with every action.
% of students that do not express a clear vision
We offer an exciting way to learn during the formational years of 18-21 that will refresh you to finish your degree and be well equipped for life.
# of college credits that OneLife can offer
By completing OneLife, you will receive up to 30 accredited college credits by our experiential learning courses to jump start your academic career.
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Lancaster Bible College, Southern Wesleyan University, or Three Springs Camp, PA.
To launch and develop servant leaders who live out their Christian faith in every area of life.
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