Gap Year Programs with Purpose
Take a gap year with purpose.
Go beyond just travel or service. Our global community faces complex challenges that require more than simple responses. TBB provides the skills and experience you’ll need to find lasting solutions. You’ll live alongside families and study with leaders working to address issues like public health and environmental sustainability around the globe. You’ll join a community where young people find their voices and learn to transform our world for the better.
With TBB’s Gap Year Programs You’ll Gain
Explore your passions and values to create a path toward a fulfilling college career.
Ownership of Your Learning
Determine why you want to learn and what it will prepare you to do.
Join peers and Program Leaders who share your drive and commitment.
What Makes TBB Different?
Thinking Beyond Borders’ commitment to creating an exceptional learning environment, supporting you with the highest quality educators, and setting a new standard for program safety is unmatched.
Our gap year programs are intentionally designed to be exciting, supportive, and transformational. Students often seek a gap year because they feel burned out after high school. They want meaningful learning, adventure, and to make a difference. We combine deep cultural immersion, working with inspiring local leaders, and engaging readings and discussions to create an incredible learning environment. TBB Program Leaders support and challenge you as you shape your purpose and direction. A gap year with Thinking Beyond Borders is not simply a year away. It is an opportunity to become who you want to be.
Thinking Beyond Borders is a 501c3 non-profit. Founded in 2007, our mission is to empower and inspire students through education to address critical global issues. Read more about the leadership Thinking Beyond Borders is bringing to the gap year market in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fox Business, Education Week, and MSNBC. We are proud to be the very first gap year provider accredited by the American Gap Association. We also serve as co-presenters of the USA Gap Year Fairs. You can follow TBB on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog.