What did you do when you returned from your Gap Year? Did you head straight to college? The workforce? Trade school? Something else?
I went to work at home for the summer, then college at University of Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ.
How has your Winterline experience affected your post-gap year plan? Is it different than what you had planned out before the program?
It has made me more mature, but also a little frustrated knowing I’ll still be in college while the rest of my friends will get out before me.
How have you changed since completing Winterline? Do you notice anything different about yourself since the program?
I have become more mature and confident.
What was your favorite skill to learn and why?
Scuba, because I got to see the ocean from a new perspective.
What was your favorite trimester and why? Is there a specific location that you catch yourself thinking about from your program more than others?
I really liked Cambodia because the people are kind. I liked the food also.
What did you do for your Independent Study Project? Have you continued using that skill/have you used that skill since the project occurred?
I did farming in Ireland. I am not doing that now, but learned to respect farmers even more.
What’s one piece of advice that you would give a future Winterliner?
To open his or her mind. Don’t dwell on past mistakes.
Do you still keep in touch with your cohort?
I try my best to keep in touch.
What is one of your favorite memories from your program?
Sunsets in Monteverde where our cohort stayed in a house overlooking lush mountains.
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