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 first heard about it on social media. Someone I followed was doing this crazy 11 month gap year instead of college and I had to look into it from there. I searched and learned about so many options I had no idea about after high school.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE A GAP YEAR?
I wasn’t sure about what I wanted my future career to be or what to study in college. After I learned how beneficial this program could be for me my mind was set. The opportunity to travel to so many places also drew me in.
WHAT SKILL ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO LEARN?
I’m excited about the photography and the culinary skills. I love to cook and am very interested in learning more about a potential career path for myself.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE?
After the program I plan to attend college, but I really have my options open right now as to anything else.
HAVE YOU TRAVELED BEFORE? IF SO, WHICH TRIP HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?
Yes, my favorite trip I literally just got back two days ago from. My family went to Costa Rica for spring break. We stayed in a treehouse in the jungle and saw so much wildlife everywhere it was breathtaking. We met so many wonderful people and grew closer as a family. We have done mission work there before and visited old friends which made the trip that much better.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN FROM YOUR GAP YEAR PROGRAM AND WHILE TRAVELING ABROAD?
I hope I gain a lot of helpful skills and knowledge for my future. I am also really hoping to make some friends I will cherish forever with all the memories we will have shared together.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT YOUR FUTURE WINTERLINE PEERS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I would want them to know that I can not wait to meet them all! Also that I love adventure so if there’s anyone else out there find me and we can try new things together.
It was so unique compared to all the other programs. It had traveling, but what set it apart was the skills they are all so appealing some of the things on the list I might not ever get the chance to experience them if it wasn’t for this program.
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Weird but, one of my ears is different than the other.