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.

Saturday, 23 May 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Claire Mai, a 2012 Global Gap Year and Stratford High School, is a student at Washington University in St. Louis. In this interview, she discusses how her gap year pulled her out of her comfort zone, and how she is using the same methods to impact other freshmen in college.   What significant event shaped
Friday, 22 May 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Lizzie Miller, a 2012 Global Gap Year and La Canada High School alumna, is a student of the University of Southern California, where she is studying Medical Anthropology. In this interview she discusses not getting into colleges of her choice, why it turned out to be a positive thing, and the role her gap year played. 
Teddy Rounds, a 2011 South America Gap Semester and Brookline High School alumnus, is in his finals at University of Southern California, where he is studying International Relations with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. In this interview he shares why his gap year is still relevant in his final year in college and his plans after
Friday, 08 May 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Meg John, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Twinfield High School alumna, is a student of Goucher College. In this interview, she shares why she was inspired to take a gap year, the value of mentorship and the impact of non-traditional ways of learning. What significant event stood out for you and shaped your personality
Thursday, 30 April 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Nicolas Gardiner Global Gap Year Student Review
Nicholas Gardiner, a 2014 Global Gap Year and The Colorado Springs School alumnus, is a student of Georgetown University. In this interview, he shares details about the process of discovering himself through mentors, taking ownership of his learning and mapping out a plan for college.   What did you learn from the relationship with program leaders
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
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