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“What Are You Doing on Your Gap Year?”

A lot of people warn me that when my gap year is over, it’ll be difficult getting back into the swing of things. It might. But I think what those people are forgetting is that you don’t need a parent or a teacher or a boss to set objectives and deadlines. So in that spirit, I spent a lot of time brainstorming what I wanted to do during my gap year. My previous post was about my abstract enthusiasm towards gap years; here are the concrete plans that motivated me to ask the admissions office for permission to defer my matriculation until August 2015.

When Where What
July 18 – July 26 Namibia Learn about World Wildlife Fund (WWF) projects.
August 17 – October 11 United States (upstate New York) Volunteer at Triform, which is an educational, therapeutic Camphill Community for young adults with special needs including my uncle.
October 15 – November 13 Fiji and New Zealand Participate in an adventure program organized by Rustic Pathways.
December 1 -December 25 United States (Colorado) Spend time with my grandmother and improve my snowboarding skills.
January 2 – January 22 India Visit a friend in Delhi, tour Rajasthan and learn about Indian culture.
February 28 – March 20 Singapore Work as a teaching assistant in the Lycée Francais.

In between my travels, I’ll be living with my family either in Paris or Boston.

I can’t wait to share stories, photos and videos with all of you! Moreover, regardless of where I am, a few of my most important gap year goals are to read regularly, learn how to cook, and exercise. So expect to see book reviews, recipes and progress reports!

Xx, Sabrine

6 Comments »

  1. WOW!!!! This is going to be so much FUN!!!! I wish you would have started this when you were one year old!!! Now I can
    get a peak at you, your life, what you are thinking. I LOVE IT!!!!! I loved your graduation pictures and dress! But who is acting like a teenager now?
    Much love and appreciation, Grandma CaroLYN

  2. I don’t have adequate words to express my amazement and joy to receive your blogs. What incredible experiences and observations you are able to share.Thank you . . . thank you, mille mercis. GrandMOM CaroLYN

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