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

August 25, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Travel Tips

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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How to prepare your parents for your gap year adventure

August 10, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Travel Tips

Whether you're: Flying to Costa Rica to start a gap year in marine sciences and scuba diving Learning to build international businesses in East Asia, Mumbai, and Silicon Valley  Or island hopping through France, Italy, Cambodia, and Thailand learning gastronomy and food sciences.. You're going to ha

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Best Cell Phones for International Travel on Your Gap Year

August 08, 2016 —  Travel Tips, Gap Year Programs

Matt, our Asia Regional Director, provides a peek into our preparations for gap year travel in Asia and Central America. How to travel with technology. Here, cell phones.

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6 Things To Pack For A Gap Year That You Probably Didn't Think Of Yet

August 01, 2016 —  Gap Year Planning, Travel Tips

In preparation for our gap year programs, we create detailed lists of things students should absolutely not leave home without. Our field advisors travel with our students through India, the Colorado wilderness, Costa Rica, and beyond, and never fail to come back with sharper insights.

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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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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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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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Lesson #3 From My Gap Year: You're Not An Expert... Yet

Our new Director of Outreach and Recruitment, Ben Welbourn, was lucky enough to experience his own gap year after graduating from high school. In a series of blog posts, Ben will share some of the lessons he learned first-hand from his year exploring the world, uncovering his passions, and living li

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