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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.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 / Published in Gap Year Information
Emma Rockenbeck in India on Global Gap Year
This is a guest post from Emma Rockenbeck, a current TBB Global Gap Year student. The video embedded below was taken one day during the education unit of her program.   One of the first times we met above the glass tables in the IDEX basement our program leader Jessie told us something that changed
Thursday, 20 February 2014 / Published in Gap Year Information
The following is a guest blog from Chris Morales, a TBB Program Leader for the Global Gap Year.  I have been asked periodically why we, the sixteen students and three program leaders traveling around the world together as a gap year program, study what we do in the specific countries we find ourselves. In this
Thursday, 06 February 2014 / Published in Gap Year Information
gap-year-programs-mentoring-learning
This is a guest blog post from Amanda Payne, a former TBB Program Leader. She led the Global Gap Year program for 2 years and has now joined our US staff to support student recruitment and programming. “Because TBB does learning in non-traditional settings and places it encourages you to look at every space and
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 / Published in Gap Year Information
Global Gap Year Program Seminar
This is a guest post from a TBB parent, Laurie Rockenbeck. You can find the original of this post and more of her thoughts at her blog, 1,000 Words a Day. I can go on and on about what we hoped for Emma while she was on her gap year, but I hadn’t really thought
Thursday, 23 January 2014 / Published in Gap Year Information, Impact Assessment
Gap Year Programs Research Uncertain Outcomes
This is the fifth and final post in a series by Andrea Canuel and Robin Pendoley presenting the outcomes of Thinking Beyond Borders’ first impact assessment (here are posts #1, #2, #3, and #4). The outcomes and analysis presented here are written for a broad audience. We’re proud of the impact of our gap year
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 / Published in Gap Year Information, Impact Assessment
Gap Year Programs Research Capacity as Learners
This is the fourth post in a series by Andrea Canuel and Robin Pendoley presenting the outcomes of Thinking Beyond Borders’ impact assessment (here are posts #1, #2, and #3). The outcomes and analysis presented here are written for a broad audience.  Our third major area of impact is in developing the learning capacity of
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