As an educator I’ve often had conversations with parents of young people considering taking a gap year. They worry about academic achievement, about being ’behind’ your age group, about somehow being late to college and ‘missing the train’ of success.
Meet the newest member of our staff: Caitlin Horigan!
Hearing from Sam Hinkley, Fall ‘18, in this essay regarding his gap experience wraps several reflections into one: Sam reflecting on what his semester here meant to him, and us reflecting on the possibilities of gap time. May you enjoy reading this as much as I did!
Earlier this month, REI published a report called “The Path Ahead.” I came across this report on the OutdoorEd.com resources webpage. Take a peak!
Here’s a short video of Jake’s recent speech at an educators’ conference.
There are many benefits of a college education…
…but those benefits compound if you make the most of your time in that unique environment. A college student is (often) uniquely free from responsibilities to the wider world, and can pursue studies without these adult pressures. Unfortunately, for many students other pressures fill in for the stress of paying bills, getting to work on time, and caring for family.
This article, When a College Student Comes Home, published recently in the New York Times, shares a bit about how these stressors can impact college students. I was surprised to see that thirty percent of freshman won’t return for their sophomore year. Take three minutes to read the piece for yourself.
We know it’s application crunch time out there, but perhaps a few moments to wonder about what will make you most capable to make the most of your days will be well worth it.
There is snow on the ground here at Glen Brook the day after our Fall 2018 season came to a close. Now that the gappers have left, we are left to reflect on the semester we’ve shared with our curious cohort.
Noah Weil—known as “Boah” to differentiate him from the other Noah (himself called “Shnoah”)—has found time in between his role as Leader of the Week and his work on his Deep Dive project to write two entries for the Brook Blog: one about Intensive III, and one about the Deep Dives. Enjoy!
Phase Two has now come to a close.
John C., fall gapper, gives us a feel for working with horses this phase.
F’18 gapper Jeremy reflects on the choose-your-own-adventure style schedule of mid-program.
Fall 2018 gapper Dan C. reflects on a tough but rewarding expedition.
We’re proud for feature six Gap at Glen Brook alumni from the past five semesters!
F18 gapper Sam Hinkley reflects on the first week of this semester. Keep connecting the thematic dots, Sam!
Fall ‘15 gapper Monty Stewart reflects on writing and human nature three years after his gap semester.
“Lying under the stars, I thought about how I didn’t need to find my place in the universe, I just had to be me….”
We have been accredited by the Gap Year Association for demonstrating integrity and excellence in the field of gap years.
Planning a gap year can be overwhelming. Here are some ideas to help get you started.
What is the relationship between gap years, rites of passage, and the well-being of the whole?
Wayfinding Academy guest-stars on the Brook Blog!