Gap Year Advice

A blog post from Kacie, an alumna from our Latin America Gap Semester Fall 2018.  You can check out her full blog right here!  Thanks for sharing your beautiful words with us, Kacie ❤ “Social media is a powerful tool. Yet, social media also tends to be a platform where people feel validated in their
Monday, 16 March 2015 / Published in Gap Year Advice
Traveling abroad for your gap year not only offers rejuvenation, but a unique and powerful learning environment for personal development and growth. It’s exciting to think about the people, places, and cultures you’ll visit and learn from. But, just going somewhere doesn’t mean you’ll have these kinds of experiences. If you’ve ever travelled as a
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 / Published in Gap Year Advice
Alternative Gap Year Packing List
5 absolutely necessary things to bring on your gap year that won’t fit into your backpack You’ve got your camera, hiking boots, large water bottle and passport. You have a backpack half your size, and a universal charger that might not look so foreign in a few months. You’re about to embark on the trip
Thursday, 10 April 2014 / Published in Gap Year Advice
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 then joined our US staff as our Program Manager. I struggled in college to find my way — mostly alone, scared, and lost. It’s sad to think that when I graduated I
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 / Published in Gap Year Advice
Students and parents regularly ask whether students can earn college credit by participating in Thinking Beyond Borders gap year programs. Unfortunately, the answer is no (with one exception; see below). It’s not that our programs aren’t rigorous learning opportunities. Rather, it’s that earning college credit for a gap year program can be risky. There are many
Thursday, 16 August 2012 / Published in Gap Year Advice
Voluntourism is the fastest growing part of the travel industry, especially for students. The concept of volunteering and service is noble. We want to give of our time, energy, and sweat to improve the lives of others. In theory, it provides an opportunity to get to know people and cultures through an exchange based around