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?
I have known the concept of gap year exists but didn’t really look into it before my senior year. I was first formally introduced the idea of taking a gap year during a conversation with my high school counselor in the early fall of my senior year.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE A GAP YEAR?
I love to challenge myself and taking on new adventures. I was inspired one of my favorite quotes from St. Augustine, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” I want to take a gap year because I believe that it will provide me with non-linear experience that complements my future career and post-secondary education.
WHAT SKILL ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO LEARN?
I am looking for any skills that can contribute to my personal growth and my business skill to prepare me as an emerging adult and professional.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE?
I will be studying material science and engineering at Cornell University and hopefully take the MBA at Harvard business school. I will continue to take on the responsibility for my presidency at a federal nonprofit organization and serve the communities. I am also excited to grow my new mobile app development company and expand my influence in the STEM field.
HAVE YOU TRAVELED BEFORE? IF SO, WHICH TRIP HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?
Yes, I do travel every year although less frequently for the past 2 years due to my schedule. My favorite trip was to Grand Canyon this past Christmas with my family. This trip was completely different than I expected since it was snowing during the winter season and the view is absolutely gorgeous.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN FROM YOUR GAP YEAR PROGRAM AND WHILE TRAVELING ABROAD?
As an engineer, I want to see how other people in different parts of the world solve problems in a unique way. As a business leader, I want to understand the importance of localization to the globalization of business. As an emerging adult, I want to develop my personal growth and learn new perspectives from foreign environments.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT YOUR FUTURE WINTERLINE PEERS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I am passionate about my work and will hold a high standard to others in my team.
I believe that Winterline will serve as an unparalleled platform for me to develop insights about this beautiful world and gain more personal growth. I was attracted to the flexibility and balance the program offers that will allow me to travel to different communities while working on my independent project.
TELL US SOMETHING FUN ABOUT YOU!
My nickname is Mokin and you will see me using this name in some special cases.