Sunday, 28 July 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Clare is an alumna of our Latin America Gap Semester 2017.  She then went on to the University of Vermont to study Environmental Studies and Studio Art and she now works as a current writing and research intern at Interlock Media in Boston.  What an impressive resume!   “Inspired by my time learning about environmental
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
Sunday, 14 July 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Meet Karl, an alum of our Global Gap Year program in 2013!  After his year abroad with Thinking Beyond Borders, he attended American University to study International Studies.  Karl now works at the Obama Foundation on the Girls Opportunity Alliance!  Keep reading for his interview. This photo was taken in Livingston, Guatemala in a local
Sunday, 07 July 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Meeting your host family for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience.  Are they going to like you?  Are you going to like them?  What tools will you use to communicate across the cultural and language barriers?  How will you adjust your lifestyle to this new household?  Although it’s scary, host families are so
Sunday, 30 June 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Meet Tess! Tess is an alumna of our Latin America Gap Semester of Fall 2018.  After her semester with Thinking Beyond Borders, she continued traveling and is planning on attending Scripps College next Fall to major in linguistics, environmental policy, Spanish, or something social justice-related.   How has your gap experience influenced/contributed to your academic
Sunday, 23 June 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Meet Brennan! Brennan is an alum of our Latin America Gap Semester 2011 program.  After his semester with Thinking Beyond Borders, he then went on to attend Franklin and Marshall College where he majored in Creative Writing with a minor in Geoscience.  He now works as a Land Program Coordinator for Canyonlands Field Institute.  Read
Sunday, 16 June 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Meet Erika! Erika is an alumna of our Global Gap Year 2014.  After her gap year she went on to Trinity College where she studied African Studies, Human Rights, and Arabic (wow!).  She now works for WorldStrides as an Account Manager.  WorldStrides is an industry leader in international education and Erika says, “I get to
Sunday, 09 June 2019 / Published in Alumni Interviews, Uncategorized
Meet John! He is an alum of our Global Gap Year program 2017.  Now he is attending Occidental College to study Diplomacy and World Affairs with a minor in Economics.  What a fitting next step after a year abroad with Thinking Beyond Borders!   Scroll down to watch his Presentation of Learning which is an
Sunday, 02 June 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Deciding to take a gap year is a valuable investment in your future.  Taking a year off between high school and college will help give you more direction for your future and open your eyes to the world beyond your hometown.  As with any investment, a gap year or gap semester can fall out of
Monday, 27 May 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
Meet Tess!  Tess is an alumna of our Global Gap Year class of 2018! After TBB, she want on to Tulane University to major in Political Economy and Environmental Studies. How has your gap experience influenced/contributed to your academic and professional goals? My gap year experience helped me better solidify my values and goals. Entering