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 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
Friday, 26 June 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Evan Brandaw, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Catlin Gabel School alumnus, is studying at the College of Wooster. In this interview he shares why he is more confident now speaking his mind, about his heroes, and about a time he struggled during his gap year. What did you enjoy about the seminars? They were optional.
Friday, 19 June 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
In this interview, Asha Knish, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Shattuck – St. Mary’s School alumna, discusses why grappling with a traditional education structure revealed a turning point in her personal and college career, and the role her gap year played. What’s it been like since you got into college since your gap year?
Friday, 12 June 2015 / Published in Alumni Spotlight
Bre Adey Gap Year Student
Influenced by her family of accomplished photographers, Bre Adey, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Douglas S. Freeman High School alumna, talks about her natural passion for photography; how one man’s story taught her the lesson of resilience on her gap year, and the influence of mentors on her development.   Have you always had an interest