About Us

Learn the story behind this one-of-a-kind program and its development team who firmly believes you need to know who you are before you can know where you want to go in life!

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The Team

All our team members have experienced at least one, but often several, international experiences that profoundly changed the way they view the world and themselves.
In their own way, they are all committed, involved, enthusiastic and ready to help anyway they can. And, of course, they all committed to helping young people learn differently, figure out what comes next, and feel good about their choices and themselves.
Learn more about our team members and why they are doing all they can to make this program YOUR adventure and the door leading to your bright, exciting future!

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TAKE ME UP will help you get the most out of a Gap Year that is unlike any other. You will also benefit from academic, professional, and personal recognition that will allow you to confidently highlight the skills you’ve acquired as an Upper.​​​​​​​

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Our Partners Abroad

Groupe IGENSIA Education (formerly Groupe IGS), a leader in higher education in France, has developed a network of partner universities throughout the world.
As a participant in the TAKE ME UP program, you will have access to Groupe IGENSIA Education's (formerly Groupe IGS) partners and the international opportunities they represent.