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Winterline Global Skills Program Blog

Using a gap year to get into a better college or university

Posted by Julian Goetz on Sep 29, 2016 11:27:44 AM

Each year, thousands of students defer enrollment to college to further their own development.

This growing interest in the 'gap year,' often the year between high school and college (though not...

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Topics: Gap Year Programs

Why We Designed A 12-week Global Skills Program

Posted by Julian Goetz on Sep 23, 2016 10:43:00 AM

This year we've seen such interest in our programs -- to the point of overflow -- that we've decided to expand our offerings from the 9-month Global Skills Program to thematic semester programs...

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Topics: Gap Year Programs

'Leave No Trace' for Traveling on your Gap Year: NOLS

Posted by Julian Goetz on Sep 19, 2016 11:56:03 AM

Each year, we send our gap year students out to travel across the world. But before we do that, we need to establish the basics of respectful travel. 

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Topics: Gap Year Programs

Student Video: Gap year week 1 orientation

Posted by Julian Goetz on Sep 13, 2016 3:28:40 PM

Orientation for our gap year program involves a lot of group calibration for the upcoming year. Students travel together for 9 months across 10 countries learning 100 different skills, and that...

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Topics: Gap Year Programs

5 reasons to keep a journal on your gap year travels

Posted by Julian Goetz on Sep 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

You'll say to yourself, that was so amazing, there's no way I'll forget it. And then..

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Topics: Gap Year Planning

Announcing Winterline Snapchat Stories: Gap Year Skills Programs

Posted by Julian Goetz on Sep 8, 2016 5:28:15 PM

It's about time! We've been thinking about how to roll this out for a while, and all the exciting things we could do with our own Snapchat account.

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Topics: Gap Year Programs

Scholarships for our gap year programs

Posted by Julian Goetz on Aug 30, 2016 12:00:44 PM

Winterline is committed to giving promising students the opportunity to join our programs regardless of financial need. We feel that, though our programs have very obvious cost components,...

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Topics: Gap Year Planning

Business skills will be the fastest growing job need in 2020

Posted by Julian Goetz on Aug 27, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Business is growing, but the landscape of employment will be shifting dramatically over the next few years, at the very least.

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Topics: Business Skills

What NOT to do on a gap year - Lessons from a year traveling abroad

Posted by Kevin Hermann on Aug 25, 2016 3:22:27 PM

This week, we're featuring guest writer Kevin Hermann on his gap year after high school. Traveling through Asia, New Zealand, and Europe, he learned quite a few hard lessons along the way. 

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Topics: Gap Year Planning, Travel Tips

Video: Getting to school in the morning on your gap year

Posted by Julian Goetz on Aug 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Everyday in the life of a Winterline student is completely different. You wake up in a new city, a new region, a new ecosystem every few days. And you do this for 9 months, learning crazy new...

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Topics: Travel, Gap Year Programs