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
In this image, Winterliners work on planning their Independent Student Projects (ISP). And below, student Sarah Rimbey shares her tips for planning an ISP, a 9-10 day independent activity structured and developed by each Winterline gap student. Check out Sarah's tips below! “During our third (and fi
We're so excited to welcome Ben Welbourn to the Winterline team. Ben joins us as an alum of a self-designed gap year, during which he hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, worked in a variety of industries, taught English in rural Peru, and led outdoor education programs in New Hampshir
Our 2015 cohort is back from winter break and has landed in beautiful Bangkok, Thailand where they are exploring the city, learning Thai massage techniques at the Wat Po School of Massage, and enjoying Thai cooking classes at the Bai Pai Thai Cooking School. Thought we'd share some pictures!
Wishing you Happy Holidays from the Winterline Global Skills Program Team! We'll be taking a break from blogging during the holidays, but look for more videos, 1st hand stories, student profiles and Gap Year advice starting up again right after the first of the year. Here's to 2016!
Are you thinking about stepping outside the classroom for a few months, or even for a year, so that you’re really ready to hit the books when you go back? Perhaps you're delaying your desire for adventure or have been reluctant to take a gap year because it is not as common as heading straight to