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Thinking Beyond Borders is currently accepting applications for our 2017/18 gap year programs and college study abroad programs. Please note: to ensure safety and high program quality, our itineraries are always subject to change.
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Thinking Beyond Borders (TBB) offers international educational programs that are both academic and service focused. Students live, work, and learn in a variety of unique and challenging environments. Applicants must have a high degree of academic and personal motivation and the ability to adjust to different social and cultural norms. Our application process is thorough to ensure Thinking Beyond Borders offers the right program for you. Your initial application will consist of the following materials:
- Web form application (including short questions)
- Either one or two references, depending on your program
Separate reference forms will be sent directly to the contacts you provide in your application.
What Happens Next
Once we receive your application materials, you will be contacted by TBB staff within one week to schedule a phone or video chat interview. A TBB staff member will interview you and, for gap year programs, a parent or guardian. After we receive your references our admissions committee will review your application. Offers of admission will be made within three weeks of completing the interview and receiving all application materials. You will then have two weeks to reserve your space in the program with a $500 deposit. After we receive your deposit, you will be sent information on how to prepare for your TBB program. This will include visa materials, a TBB Student Medical Form, and other items specific to your program.