“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.
|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!