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?
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?
My parents approached me with the idea of taking a gap year about a half a year ago. They had been researching more and more, and were set on the goal of having at least one of their children take on.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE A GAP YEAR?
I mainly chose to take a gap year knowing that no one ever regrets taking one. Every single person I’ve talked to that’s taken a year off comes back with such a radically new sense of the world, and has stories that leave me in awe. I am in no rush to go to college, and figured that this is the perfect time to travel.
WHAT SKILL ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO LEARN?
Scuba Diving. I’ve been terrified of the deep ocean for some time now, and plan on changing that.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE?
I plan on majoring in computer science in college, and working at some tech start up.
HAVE YOU TRAVELED BEFORE? IF SO, WHICH TRIP HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?
I traveled with my family to Croatia three years ago. It remains the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. The food was delicious, and the weather was perfect. The water was so unforgettably clear.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN FROM YOUR GAP YEAR PROGRAM AND WHILE TRAVELING ABROAD?
I hope to meet some incredible people, explore foreign cultures, expand my social and entrepreneurial skills, and come back with an overall heightened sense of the world.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT YOUR FUTURE WINTERLINE PEERS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I am so ridiculously excited for our gap year. It’s something that I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I know I will never forget these experiences, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
I chose Winterline because it had everything I was interested in: travel, cultural immersion, service, and entrepreneurship.
TELL US SOMETHING FUN ABOUT YOU!
Over the past year I’ve been getting super into music production, specifically hip hop and trap. I have no idea why I’m so passionate… it’s just crazy fun.