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Guest Post: Tory in South Africa

Tory sent us this essay about her experience volunteering in South Africa this summer. Tory is a rising junior at University of Hartford who is double majoring in classical vocal performance and music education. I’ve been home for about a week now and I’m starting to realize how drastically my perspective has changed. First of all, I am MUCH…

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Guest Post: Tory in Italy

Tory sent us this essay about her experience volunteering in Italy this summer. Tory is a rising junior at University of Hartford who is double majoring in classical vocal performance and music education. As I’m sitting in the airplane, waiting for takeoff, I am in disbelief that my time in Italy has come to a close. Before I arrived…

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8 Ways to Develop Outdoor Skills on a Gap Year

Ever hear someone older than you tell you wistfully to travel while you’re young? But who is listening to this sage advice? Turns out, quite a few college-aged adults. Increasingly, more Americans are choosing to take a deliberate gap year before or during college to travel, volunteer and pursue new or established hobbies. Emerging data show that…

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