Gap Year Programs

Latin America Gap Semester

An incredible gap semester program living and learning in Latin America! You'll become a part of families in two countries and learn Spanish through study and immersion. You'll also learn how education can empower and how new innovations are creating more sustainable communities. And, you'll do it all with friends who will be with you for life!

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Empowerment & Sustainability

Meaningful solutions to challenges facing communities require more than giving to charity or simple volunteer projects. Explore how education can lead to empowerment in Costa Rica and how innovations are making cities more sustainable in Guatemala.

Program Details

  • Fall Application Due: July 31
    Spring Application Due: Jan 15
  • Program Length: 13 Weeks
  • Tuition: $13,300
  • Airfare: $1,750 (costs may vary)
  • Fall '18 Dates: Sept 10 – Dec 9, 2018
    Spring '19 Dates: Feb 11 – May 12, 2019
  • Group Size: 18 students & 3 Program Leaders


Meg Stolberg

Latin America Gap Semester 2014
“Anyone wishing to have a gap year experience that gives them the chance to marvel at the world’s wonders, make a rewarding community service impact, and learn more about oneself should do TBB. It transformed how I see the world, my country, and myself. Now, I feel more fulfilled and know how I want to cultivate a meaningful life as an agent of change.”

Pauline Groth

Latin America Gap Semester 2015
“I had the most wonderful, enriching, mind-widening, and memorable three months of my life. Not only was I able to dive into new cultures and become parts of 2 wonderful families, but I also learned the importance of asking questions and got inspired by seminars about education and sustainable agriculture. This program definitely covers all spectrums you would want a gap year program to cover and can make your gap year meaningful!”

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