The Winterline Global Skills Gap Year Program travels to 10 different countries over 9 months, where students learn 100 new life skills while traveling the world with their best friends.
Thinking about taking a gap year too?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Raleigh, North Carolina
THE CONCEPT OF A GAP YEAR PROGRAM IS STILL NEW FOR MANY STUDENTS. WHEN WERE YOU FIRST INTRODUCED TO THE IDEA OF TAKING A GAP YEAR?
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE A GAP YEAR?
I chose to take a gap year because I was tired of the routine. School is great, but after being in school for almost all of my life, I realized I needed something different. I needed to see the world and be with friends while doing it.
WHAT SKILL ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO LEARN?
I am most excited to learn cooking and independent travel.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE?
In the future I would like to be a chef and then move into restaurant ownership.
HAVE YOU TRAVELED BEFORE? IF SO, WHICH TRIP HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?
I have traveled quite a bit in the past. My favorite trip I have taken was when I went to Cuba in 2017 & 2018. We got to work with the community while exploring Havana as well as some other cities throughout the north of the country. We got to see some amazing historic places as well as lots of natural beauty.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN FROM YOUR GAP YEAR PROGRAM AND WHILE TRAVELING ABROAD?
Aside from friends and fun (which is implied), I expect to gain a new outlook on the world. I will get to learn how lots of different cultures live and hopefully gain some perspective. I also hope to gain some knowledge about myself from being in an environment that I have never experience.