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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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How to Make Your Gap Year Plastic Free

Did you know it’s #PlasticFreeJuly? This challenge focuses on the behavior change needed to turn the tide on plastic waste. It’s especially important to minimize your plastic use on your gap time; many areas of the world don’t dispose of their waste properly, which increases the chances of it ending up in the ocean. Still,…

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Gap Year Decision Day Is May 25!

You may have heard of College Signing Day, which is an opportunity for students to share their college plans on social media. Well, the gap year world has caught up and #GapYearDecisionDay is happening on May 25th! Gap Year Decision Day will link together thousands of young people like yourselves that are about to embark on…

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