Thinking Beyond Borders is a global leader in gap years. Unlike other providers, gap years are all that we’ve ever done. After sending hundreds of students abroad, we definitely have the magic formula, and one major component of that is our experienced educators.
All of our educators have master’s degrees, and are qualified to lead programs that are about more than just travel and service. They combine deep cultural immersion, fieldwork with experts, and an incredible learning environment. There are no grades, no tests, and no essays. We support and challenge you to learn about the world, yourself, and how you can create meaningful change.
Who else can say that they’ve lived and learned in 6 countries? This incredible two semester program will empower you to understand the challenges and solutions to sustainable agriculture, public health, and the environment.
Explore and investigate Thailand, China, and Cambodia. You’ll be immersed in local communities, cultures, and efforts to solve sustainable agriculture and public health challenges. And, you’ll visit the temples of Angkor Wat!
Live and learn in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. You’ll improve your Spanish while living with families and working alongside leaders addressing issues related to sustainable agriculture and education. And, you’ll trek to Machu Picchu!
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.
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.
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.