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.

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
Friday, 17 April 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Rachel Jordan Gap Year Student from Westminster School and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Rachel Jordan, a 2011 Global Gap Year and The Westminster Schools alumna, is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she majored in Public Policy with minors in Medical Anthropology and Social Entrepreneurship. In this interview, Rachel talks about her love for travel, adventure and learning, and how a gap year gave her all
Thursday, 09 April 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Julia Jones, a 2012 Global Gap Year and Dunn School alumna, is a student of Syracuse University in New York, where she is studying International Relations. The impact of her gap year played an instrumental role in her personal and professional development. She shares her story on how it has shaped her till today.  What did
Thursday, 02 April 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Emily Sanders, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Eva Carlston Academy, is a student of Metropolitan State University of Denver where she is studying Sociology. In this interview she discusses her experience, the intensity of gap year travel, and the intellectual stimulation she received on her gap year. Gap year travel can be hectic. How