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, 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
Friday, 27 March 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Kaia Mann, a 2014 Global Gap Year alumna and Lewis & Clark College student, shares the lessons she gained from different cultures, the nature of her relationship with her host community, and what she would do differently if she could do it all again.    What was your relationship like with your host family and
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 / Published in Gap Year Information
Learning on a TBB gap year program is a fusion of fieldwork with experts, deep cultural immersion, and meaningful discussions all backed by a powerful curriculum. Unlike a traditional classroom education, students have the opportunity to engage in a learning environment designed to help them better understand critical global issues, think about solutions they want to see
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Mary Bryan, a 2011 Global Gap Year and Sidwell Friends School alumna, is a recent graduate of Tulane University. In this interview, she gives insight into her experience working in communities facing global challenges, what she achieved, and how her gap year influenced her choice of study in college. What did you take away from working with