GAP YEAR PROGRAMS BLOG

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. To hear directly from our gap year students, check out our current student blogs page.

Friday, 24 January 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
As we begin the new decade, it seems like a good time to pause and reflect on the past decade’s trends in education.  What are we doing as a society to prepare students to live meaningful lives?  Are we equipping students to become responsible, caring and active citizens?  Will they be ready to face novel
Thursday, 09 January 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
Global Gap Year Alumna, Corey Schmolka, reflects on how her experience with Thinking Beyond Borders impacted her college transition and first semester at Bowdoin College:   “What is going on?” This was one of my most asked questions throughout TBB. My journey with Thinking Beyond Borders was completely unlike anything I had ever done before.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
If you missed the first blogs in this series covering TBB’s three core academic curriculums, we encourage you to read them first: #1 Environmental Sustainability #2 Education #3 Public Health The final post in this series will cover TBB’s sub-curriculum on identity development, called “Who am I?” Departing from the pattern of inquiry surrounding a
Monday, 25 November 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
If you missed the first blogs of our series, Behind the Scenes of TBB Curriculum, we encourage you to go back and read them both: #1 Environmental Sustainability #2 Education We will now explore Thinking Beyond Borders’ third curricular unit on Public Health.  TBB’s Global Gap Year Program is the only program which offers this
Thursday, 21 November 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
The Value of TBB By: Marion Herring (TBB Parent Alumni for Global Gap Year 19-20)   Molly grew up as an incredibly independent and driven child.  She was always determined to make her own way, and she defined this way with her own conscience and ideals.  She aggressively competed in the classroom, on the volleyball
Saturday, 16 November 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
If you missed the first blog of our series, Behind the Scenes of TBB Curriculum, we encourage you to go back and read it here. We will now explore the second unit in Thinking Beyond Borders’ curriculum, the Education Unit.  While structured similarly to other TBB curriculums, this unit stands out to many students who
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