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
Sunday, 26 May 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
By Zach, GGY 2019.  See the full blog at One of the most difficult concepts for me to grasp since I began studying Buddhism more deeply is the idea of non-self. During the time of the Buddha, one of the major religious ideas making the rounds was the idea on an eternal Self, and
Sunday, 19 May 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
By Zach, GGY 2019.  See the full blog at In Buddhism, there exists a concept named the Middle Path. What this essentially means is that each one of us is meant to walk life in the center, without retreating to any extremes materially, physically, mentally, and emotionally. This idea originated after Siddartha Guatama (later
Sunday, 12 May 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
By Francisco, GGY 2019.  See the full blog at My initial intention for this project was to explore lightly multiple aspects of Buddhism, but the Eightfold Path (EP) drew my attention far too much to just take a glance at the icing, I wanted as much of the cake as I could get. In
Monday, 06 May 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
By Molly, GGY 2019.  See the full blog at   We spend so much of our lives being distracted with constant and random thoughts and emotions. Most of us are not usually paying attention to what we are doing or saying at any given moment. How often do you mindlessly eat a whole meal
Monday, 15 April 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
A powerful blog post from Kacie, an alumna of our Latin America Gap Fall Semester 2018. Follow her blog at Making tortillas is not going to the store, buying a plastic wrapped pack, and warming them up on the stove. Making tortillas is hundreds of years of history and culture. It is the crop
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 / Published in Uncategorized
The Thinking Beyond Borders curriculum is part academic and part self-exploratory. One of the main themes of our ‘Who Am I’ seminar series is vulnerability. Why is vulnerability so hard to practice at times? What are the benefits of expressing vulnerability? How can you work to be more vulnerable with those you trust? This blog