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’ve thought about taking a gap year for a few years but I didn’t know about all of the different options and programs until I went to a gap year fair. That’s where I first learned about winterline and they were immediately my first choice.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE A GAP YEAR?
I’ll love to learn through real world experiences and I felt like it was necessary for me personally to take a year off. Taking a year off to explore the world will open my eyes to new cultures, ideas, and maybe even show me a possible career path that I wouldn’t have considered before.
WHAT SKILL ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO LEARN?
I am most excited for the safe driving in Germany because I have a passion for cars. I’m also excited to learn anything business related.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE?
I’m not sure exactly what I want to do in the future but I really enjoy investing and anything business related. At some point I would love to start my own company.
HAVE YOU TRAVELED BEFORE? IF SO, WHICH TRIP HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?
I’ve been to the Caribbean and Costa Rica but I think that my favorite trip so far has been to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I really enjoyed it because I was able to do a lot of adventure activities such as fly fishing, downhill mountain biking, white water rafting, riding ATVs and hiking.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN FROM YOUR GAP YEAR PROGRAM AND WHILE TRAVELING ABROAD?
I expect to learn about different cultures and new skills. I expect to be out of my comfort zone a lot but I think that through my discomfort I will learn more about myself.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT YOUR FUTURE WINTERLINE PEERS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I’m pretty outgoing and laid back and I’m excited to meet everyone on the trip!
I think that Winterline is pretty unique because of all the skills we will learn.
TELL US SOMETHING FUN ABOUT YOU!
I enjoy playing tennis and golf. Another interesting fact about me is that I am adopted.