The Global Leader in Gap Year Programs

Gap Year Programs

Your gap year should be the experience of a lifetime, shaping your future with passion and purpose. For the last ten years, Thinking Beyond Borders has set the standard for gap year programs while going beyond to empower students to become lifelong global change makers. We are the cutting edge in experiential learning with the safest and most impactful programs available. Each group is facilitated by the highest quality Program Leaders (think: your cool favorite teacher) who take you out of the classroom to work alongside real experts to solve real world problems, all while gaining from incredible cultural immersion. The search for a gap year program is over, but your journey has just begun.

Global Gap Year

L e n g t h

7

Months

Our most popular and renowned program with learning and adventure in 6 countries!

Guatemala

Sustainability & Food

Thailand

Education that Empowers

Cambodia

Temples of Angkor Wat

Ghana

Global Health

Morocco

Desert Trek

USA

Culmination

Asia Gap Semester

L e n g t h

13

Weeks

An unparalleled opportunity to learn in Thailand and India, with an incredible visit to the Temples of Angkor Wat!

Thailand

Sustainability & Food

Cambodia

Temples of Angkor Wat

India

Education that Empowers

USA

Culmination

Latin America Gap Semester

L e n g t h

13

Weeks

Featuring language learning and immersion, this program is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

Costa Rica

Education that Empowers

Nicaragua

Volcano Treks

Guatemala

Sustainability & Food

USA

Culmination

Impact Corps

L e n g t h

12

Weeks

An exceptional opportunity to work and learn intensively during your gap semester! You're with a group for the first 4 weeks, then choose an individual internship in one of three countries!

Costa Rica

Foundations & Global Health

Pick Country

Costa Rica, Ghana, or Greece

Pick Internship

Health, Education, Refugees, Women’s Rights, the Elderly

What Makes TBB Different?

Our passion is to implement gap year programs that better prepare students for fulfillment in college, career, and life. Each program includes:

Cultural Immersion

Learning about cultures happens when we engage deeply. Each TBB program includes homestays in multiple countries and cultures, providing a new appreciation of diversity and the shared human experience.

Field-Based Learning

Meaningful learning happens when we confront complex issues and think critically about solutions. TBB programs place students alongside local experts as they work to improve their communities.

Solutions-Focused Curriculum

Powerful learning is the result of asking critical questions of ourselves and the world. TBB’s curriculum challenges students to process their experiences and identify solutions to critical global issues.

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Success Stories

Global Gap Year Program Reviews

“I feel that it humbled me about how little I knew about the world and assumptions that I had made that didn’t end up being true. I think having a critical eye has been one of the most important things I learned. Also, I think when everyone does things in a different way (on campus) – there is a lot of pressure engaging with different fields – having the strength to say maybe that is not the correct way. The other thing I gained at TBB was perspective. I think it’s very easy to feel stuck in a bubble when you are on a college campus. Everything seems so important. I think that getting to see the world before going on to college has allowed me think critically about what my priorities are, that is, the things that I should be devoting my time to.”

Andrew Kim

Global Gap Year

“After TBB, Lucy went on to her freshman year of college and took classes that were meaningful to her, not just classes that filled a requirement. She finished the year with all A’s and more importantly, she was more engaged with her college classroom experience because of the time spent traveling with TBB. Ultimately, her college experience is more valuable as a result of the gap year with TBB.”

Betsy B., Mother of Lucy

Global Gap Year

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Thinking Beyond Borders
C/O Pure Nomad, Inc.
PO Box 102075
Pasadena, CA 91189

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