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Explore the world of gap years, travel and hear from those who have followed the path of curiosity and adventure.
Wednesday, February 26, 7-8:15pm EST
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Explore the world of gap years with The Learning Cooperatives in our engaging online session! This event is perfect for young adults and their families, offering insights into traveling, learning, and volunteering during gap years or summer breaks.
Hear firsthand experiences from our diverse panel: a UK traveler volunteering across Europe for accommodation, a woman who embarked on a prolonged island adventure for which she received college credits, and a gap year consultant with a wealth of opportunities to share. This interactive event includes a Q&A session, providing a chance to fuel your curiosity and adventure.
This is a free online event. Register now to join us and be inspired!
More about the Panelists:
Ellie has been on the road since graduating college in 2019. Using a platform that allows members to receive homestays and food in exchange for work, Ellie has hopped all over Europe doing all sorts of work (building mud houses in Bulgaria, au pairing for young kids in an un-schooling family in Germany, working on an organic farm in Turkey and clearing land in France). Ellie’s primary focus has been volunteering at animal shelters and sanctuaries. She is currently in Australia continuing to travel and volunteer.
At age 18, Claudia booked a one-way ticket to visit her cousin in Micronesia and ended up living on a 42-square-mile island for seven months. She wrote blogs for his company Green Banana Paper, learned to surf, participated in coral reef conservation projects, opened coconuts and generally soaked up island culture. When she returned, she accidentally graduated from the University of Vermont in two and a half years, including a semester abroad. She is now 25-years-old and living in Missoula, Montana.
Working as the Director of Research for The Center of Interim Programs, Kate is the only full-time independent gap year program researcher and counselor in the U.S. Kate has engaged in numerous program site visits to learn first-hand what students encounter during a gap year, both internationally and in the US. Amongst her colleagues, Kate is known as a “super sleuth,” in recognition of her steadfast quest to locate new gap year opportunities worldwide. Since 2001, Kate has been matching students' interests with vetted and appropriate programs as they embark on their journey of exploration and personal growth.