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.

Sunday, 14 June 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
What is unique about Thinking Beyond Borders’ gap programs? What kind of meaningful gap experiences will be available next year?  And who is the “successful” TBB student? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our recent webinar!
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
Thinking Beyond Borders curricular units are designed to highlight the complexities of critical issues around the globe so our students understand them as the relevant, dynamic topics which they are.  Inevitably, these new understandings leave our students with a big question at the end of every unit: “What can I do to create change?” That
Sunday, 31 May 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
Gap years have long been a staple of adolescent transition to adulthood in many countries throughout the world, but they have been slower to catch on in the United States; a country with a world-renowned higher education system.  But what happens when cracks begin to form in that system and the traditional conveyor belt of
Saturday, 23 May 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
Molly Fox, alumna of the Global Gap Year 2018/19 cohort, shares reflections from her gap program with Thinking Beyond Borders and how it allowed her to take ownership of her path forward. Why did you choose Thinking Beyond Borders? Signing up for a gap year with Thinking Beyond Borders was the best decision of my
Friday, 08 May 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
TBB’s 2020 Global Gap Year cohort returned to the United States on March 7th and completed their final program culmination on March 28th with a virtual graduation.  Below are some reflections from alumna, Sidra Kennedy, on her travels abroad and how she plans to incorporate her time with TBB into her future. I made it
Friday, 01 May 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
What is a Lifelong Learner? Thinking Beyond Borders students leave their gap programs with many takeaways, but one trend in particular has become apparent throughout the years.  Students graduate with a newfound understanding and appreciation for the learning process.  They become liberated from the idea that learning happens in a classroom elusively, and further examine
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