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8 Ways to Have the Best Gap Year Ever: Part II

July 28, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Travel Tips

Part II: Gap years are becoming more and more popular. But they are getting good press, and bad press. When done right, there is no question that taking a gap year will have numerous benefits. Here are 8 tips to make your gap year exceptionally productive. (Part I is here.)

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8 Ways to Have the Best Gap Year Ever: Part I

July 27, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Travel Tips

Gap years are becoming more and more popular. But they are getting good press, and bad press. When done right, there is no question that taking a gap year will have numerous benefits. Here are 8 tips to make your gap year exceptionally productive.

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Bring water on your gap year -- but seriously.

July 19, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Travel Tips

A little foresight can make a huge difference for your happiness and well-being. Nobody wants to get hangry after a day without eating. But even a few hours without hydrating can ruin your whole trip.

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Quiz - How to not die in a kayak? Life skills.

July 13, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Travel, Skills

The Winterline team recently went out for a ride on the Charles River together. Can you pass this exam? Life skills.

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Teaching Open-Mindedness: What you can learn on a gap year

June 22, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Gap Year

Early in my time in Kenya, I found myself working with some students who claimed that they had entered their study abroad program “with an open mind,” and that they did not really have expectations, hopes, or fears for the experience-to-come.

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Leverage Your Skills for Greatest Impact

May 19, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Gap Year, Career

This video on career transition tips from Forbes contributor, Kerry Hannon, written for mid-career executives, is equally valid and applicable for those of us considering gap years. Learn how to leverage your skills and your interests.

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How To Blog Safely During Your Gap Year

May 18, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Gap Year, Travel Tips

Not every country has the same rules around freedom of speech. It may be a defended right in your home country, but that doesn't mean it will be where you're traveling on your gap year. Here are some rules of thumb for staying safe while sharing about all the awesome things you're experiencing.

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Video: Winterline Student Voices

The Winterline Global Skills Program could never be adequately described without these 'shining, shimmering, splendid' student voices. 

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How to Have A Successful Gap Year

May 05, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Gap Year, Travel Tips

"For a gap year to have a significant impact, it needs to be a transformative event, quite distinct from anything that students have experienced before."

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Gap Year Benefits: Washington Post

Malia Obama's decision to do a gap year before Harvard sent Twitter in a frenzy. But that doesn't mean her decision wasn't a highly mature one.

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