It's common after an election for Americans to want to travel abroad. The election cycle is an arduous process. "Democracy is hard," as President Obama said yesterday. People are looking for a getaway. Some more long-term than others.
You need skills to be successful, but which are the hardest to learn if you go straight through school to college? Which are the best skills to focus on if you're planning your own gap year program?
Each year that we send our students out to travel around the world learning skills, we know we're leaving concerned parents behind at home. This year, one of our gap year moms stepped up to blog about what it's like to be a gap year parent.
In every Winterline program, there's a teeny bit of down time. Usually our students decide they'd prefer adventure over resting.
Outward Bound Costa Rica offers far more than scuba, surfing, sea-kayaking, fishing, and hiking. Ultimately we choose our partners by the quality of their experiential education design.
Students taking a gap year are ultimately looking for one thing: a wider perspective and a deeper understanding of the world and of themselves. Traveling to Costa Rica with Rancho Mastatal to study permaculture, natural building, and renewable energy is one of the many ways we bring this out in our