Here’s How My Mid-College Gap Year Is Going So Far

Here’s How My Mid-College Gap Year Is Going So Far

I have no grades to report. I don’t go to college. That’s the just of the emails I’m currently sending out to all the schools…

How to Find Your ‘Group’ When You’re Not At College

How to Find Your ‘Group’ When You’re Not At College

It feels like every time I check my Facebook news feed, there’s a ton of pictures of people I barely knew from high school, who are…

Unconventional Spring Breaks: A Step-By-Step Guide to WWOOFing

Unconventional Spring Breaks: A Step-By-Step Guide to WWOOFing

Ever wanted to experience an exotic, unconventional spring break, accommodation and meals completely covered in exchange for work? This spring break, you can– through WWOOF International,…

What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year

What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year

I am not a procrastinator. Last year, I started every paper as soon as it was assigned. I got all my assignments done earlier enough…

Welcome to the Real World: Being an Adult

Welcome to the Real World: Being an Adult

Rent is due at the end of this week, and so is my electric bill (which is, thankfully, a lot lower than before after I…

Minding the Gap: The Selfishness of the Gap Year Participant

Minding the Gap: The Selfishness of the Gap Year Participant

Cue the dramatic music, a young woman saying “I just feel like I need to find myself” with a huge backpack on her back as she…

Minding the Gap: Welcome to the New Age

Minding the Gap: Welcome to the New Age

It’s weird to see pictures of my friends from college at o-week parties on Facebook. It’s weird that I’m not in them. Surreal, really. This…

Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year

Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year

Realizing you are unhappy is not fun, but admitting that you are unhappy is different. Telling someone, or even yourself, that things aren’t going so…

How My Bridge Year Changed My Perspective on College Admissions

How My Bridge Year Changed My Perspective on College Admissions

The article is in partnership with Global Citizen Year. Learn about their plethora of awesome gap year programs and apply! By Aitran Doan, Stanford University (Ecuador 2014) A week after…

How My Bridge Year Became a Defining Life Moment

How My Bridge Year Became a Defining Life Moment

The article is in partnership with Global Citizen Year. Learn about their plethora of awesome gap year programs and apply! By Russell Gens, Tufts University (Ecuador…

My Gap Year Made Me Fearless

My Gap Year Made Me Fearless

The article is in partnership with Global Citizen Year. Learn about their plethora of awesome gap year programs and apply! By Lauren Guido, Eugene Lang College at The New…

Making a Bigger Impact Because of My Bridge Year

Making a Bigger Impact Because of My Bridge Year

The article is in partnership with Global Citizen Year. Learn about their plethora of awesome gap year programs and apply! By Laura Keaton, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (Guatemala 2010)…

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