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On Phones and Phubbing

 In 2019 it is safe to say we sacrifice our time and sometimes each other to our phones more than anything else. We are all guilty ...

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by Shai Rosenfeld June 07, 2019

Can a Gap Year Make Up for a Bad Education?

During a Gap Year participants have agency over their education, have the time to understand themselves and engage with others in deep, meaningful, and enduring learning ...

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by Shai Rosenfeld April 09, 2019

On Motivation and Choice

It is difficult to have an impact when there are so many paths to choose from. To truly make a mark you must choose one thing ...

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by Shai Rosenfeld April 03, 2019

But What About College?

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’ ...

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by Shai Rosenfeld March 26, 2019

Introducing Caitlin Horigan!

Meet the newest member of our staff: Caitlin Horigan!

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by Jake Lewis March 14, 2019

From the Alums: Sam Hinkley on his Fall Semester

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 ...

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by Jake Lewis February 05, 2019

2019: The Year of #OptOutside?

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!

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by Jake Lewis December 31, 2018

Jake Tells a Story!

Here’s a short video of Jake’s recent speech at an educators’ conference.

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by Jake Lewis December 21, 2018

Ready for What’s Next?

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 ...

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by Jake Lewis December 05, 2018

From the Brook: Reflections from our Gapprentice

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, ...

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by Jake Lewis November 19, 2018