Exciting news, prospies! The Prospect’s own Lili Borland was a guest on the Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live section. Their staff is covering different college life topics every day this week on their special College Week sequence.

HuffPost contacted Lili asking if she wanted to be part of their chat about gap years before college. Unlike many other students who studied abroad during that year, Lili stayed at home due to financial constraints. However, as she points out in her gap year feature on our website and in her HuffPost interview, there’s still room for growth even if you don’t travel to some far off exotic place. During her gap year, Lili had the opportunity to live on her own, try out several different work environments and experiences, start her own business, and ultimately change her entire course of study (she went from thinking about an English major to wanting to be a Math major!).

Overall, Lili brought an important issue to light: you can still have a meaningful gap year full of self-discovery even if you can’t go abroad (in fact, it’s a great way to make some money before going off to college!).

Cheers to you, Lili!



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Lily Herman is a junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Besides bopping around on The Prospect, Lily is a columnist for USA TODAY College (read the Quad Report, yo); an editorial intern for The Daily Muse; a contributing editor for the campus blog Wesleying; a national contributing editor for Her Campus; and an editorial/marketing intern at HelloFlo. When she is not studying or awkwardly waving at people around campus, Lily enjoys eating Sour Patch Kids and re-watching the Friday Night Lights series finale (she's Team Saracen, by the way). Also (shameless plug alert), feel free to follow her on Twitter, or email her at lherman(at)theprospect(dot)net.

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  1. Jeremy on February 15, 2014

    Is that Nicholas Kristof’s son?

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