Where We Share TBB's Gap Year Expertise

Gap Year Blogs

As the global leader in gap year programming we believe it's crucial to share our learning and expertise about gap years and social impact education with students, parents, and educators.

Friday, 03 July 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Charlotte Robertson Social Justice Gap Year
In this interview, Charlotte Robertson, a 2014 Global Gap Year alumna and a student at Ithaca College where she is a Park Scholar, talks about finding direction after her gap year, her advocacy to bring issues of injustice to light and people she regards as heroes. Charlotte is also an alum of Myers Park High
Thursday, 23 April 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Shawn Childs Gap Year Student Review
Shawn Childs, a 2010 Global Gap Year and Shepaug Valley High School alumna, is a University of Vermont alumna where she studied Environmental Studies and community-based International Development. In this interview, she discusses how her gap year prepared her for the demands of college life and is currently shaping her professional choices. What was it
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 / Published in Gap Year Information
Learning on a TBB gap year program is a fusion of fieldwork with experts, deep cultural immersion, and meaningful discussions all backed by a powerful curriculum. Unlike a traditional classroom education, students have the opportunity to engage in a learning environment designed to help them better understand critical global issues, think about solutions they want to see
Monday, 16 March 2015 / Published in Gap Year Advice
Traveling abroad for your gap year not only offers rejuvenation, but a unique and powerful learning environment for personal development and growth. It’s exciting to think about the people, places, and cultures you’ll visit and learn from. But, just going somewhere doesn’t mean you’ll have these kinds of experiences. If you’ve ever travelled as a
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
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Silviano Valdez, a 2010 Global Gap Year alum, is currently at Miami University completing his Master’s degree in Financial Economics. He earned a BA in Economics from Earlham College and attended The Midland School, a rustic boarding school in California. In this interview, he shares his inspiration to start a social enterprise after his gap year, how
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Audrey Falk, who came to us from Marion Taylor at Taylor the Gap, is a recent alumni of TBB South America Semester Gap Year Program and Moses Brown School. In this interview she speaks of what led to her high school burnout, discovering herself on her gap year, and gaining a sense of independence and maturity