Take a gap year with purpose.
Students often seek a gap year because they feel burned out. They want meaningful learning, adventure, and to make a difference. Come find your direction by seeking lasting solutions to humanity’s most critical issues.
Explore Our Gap Year Programs
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Global Gap Year
This incredible two semester program includes living and learning in 6 countries to understand the challenges and solutions to sustainable agriculture, public health, and the environment.
Asia Gap Semester
An exciting opportunity to live and learn in Thailand, China, and Cambodia. You’ll be immersed in local communities, cultures, and efforts to solve sustainable agriculture and public health challenges. And, you’ll visit the temples of Angkor Wat!
South America Gap Semester
An incredible chance to live and learn in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. You’ll improve your Spanish while living with families and working alongside leaders addressing issues related to sustainable agriculture and education. And, you’ll trek to Machu Picchu!
The TBB Experience
Cultural Immersion – Learning about cultures happens when we engage deeply. Each TBB program includes homestays in multiple countries and cultures, providing a new appreciation of diversity and the shared human experience.
Field-Based Learning – Meaningful learning happens when we confront complex issues and think critically about solutions. TBB programs place students alongside local experts as they work to improve their communities.
Curriculum Focused on Solutions – Powerful learning is the result of asking critical questions of ourselves and the world. TBB’s curriculum challenges students to process their experiences and identify solutions to critical global issues.
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Our alumni use their purpose, direction, and experience to create meaningful change in college and beyond. TBB supports our alumni with opportunities like our Alumni Fellowships. Here’s a look at our incredible alumni community.
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