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.

Lauren Kaitlyn Asia Gap Semester Alumni Interview
Lauren and Kaitlyn join the alumni hangout with Kasha to chat about their experience on the Asia Gap Semester in the fall of 2014. They begin by talking about the amazing relationships that their semester brought, and the incredible group of students they got to experienced India, Thailand, and Cambodia with. In fact, they are
Emma Sophie Latin America Gap Semester Alumni Interview
Emma and Sophie chat with Julia, TBB’s alumni fellow, about their Latin America Semester this past fall, 2016. Emma and Sophie join this call from Nicaragua, where they are together on the second semester of their gap year. Emma and Sophie talk a lot about what it means to be on their gap year right
Thursday, 23 July 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Jamie Spence, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Barnstable High School alumna, now studies at Fordham University. Here she discusses why transitioning to college was easy after her gap year, dealing with the inner-conflict that she felt while working in communities abroad, and what she has to reconcile before traveling abroad again. How would you describe your transition to college
Friday, 17 July 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Janelle Kranz, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Mount Saint Mary Academy alumna, and George Washington University student, discusses receiving an award, building a career in International Relations, and her plans for the rest of her time in college. How do you feel being an honoree for the GW Student Employee of the Year award? I have been so lucky to
Friday, 10 July 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Genevieve M. Hawkins Thinking Beyond Borders Alumna
Genevieve M. Hawkins, a 2010 Global Gap Year, Brown University, and Newton North High School alumna, discusses life after college, discovering a new talent, and how her gap year inspired her to get involved in college initiatives. What do you do now that you’ve graduated from college? It has been an introspective journey, figuring out how
Friday, 03 July 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Charlotte Robertson Social Justice Gap Year
In this interview, Charlotte Robertson, a 2014 Global Gap Year alumna and a student at Ithaca College where she is a Park Scholar, talks about finding direction after her gap year, her advocacy to bring issues of injustice to light and people she regards as heroes. Charlotte is also an alum of Myers Park High