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.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
What Is Gap Year Graduation? Each spring has brought a cherished occasion at Thinking Beyond Borders for the past 12 years; the graduation of our 7-month Global Gap Year program. Kelly Sanders, TBB’s Director of Programs, describes graduation as “the opportunity for students to share a snapshot of their transformative gap year with friends and
Friday, 06 March 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
There are many benefits of taking a gap year after completing 12 consecutive years of formal education in the classroom.  For students to fully recognize these benefits however, there should be purpose and meaning behind gap year plans and most importantly, a gap year can’t be a blip on the radar, isolated and disconnected from
Friday, 14 February 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
Each Thinking Beyond Borders program includes several curricular units on issues relating to Education, Environment or Public Health.  Our students engage with these topic through experiential learning and partnering with members of their host community, as well as participating in a group seminar space facilitated by Program Leaders to help process and contextualize their time
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
As we approach mid-February, high school seniors around the country are beginning to receive questions from all directions about their post-high school plans.  Tune in to our webinar to find answers to your most pressing gap year questions! What is a gap year? Who takes a gap year? How do I begin planning my gap
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
Thinking Beyond Borders is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as one of only 6 preferred programs chosen to participate in the Duke Gap Year Program at Duke University.   “Duke University supports students who wish to take a gap year before enrolling. We believe a gap year is an excellent opportunity for
Thursday, 30 January 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
What is the impact of a gap year program?  When researching gap year options, this is a great question to ask!  Alumni are perhaps the best group of people to hear from, as they’ve been through the program themselves and can speak openly with you about their experiences. For a closer look at the lasting
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