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A gap year is a big step—one that means letting go and stepping outside of your comfort zone. It's a year in which you’ll have the chance to step out into the world, gain valuable life experience and skills, and begin the transition into independence.

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  • Rachel Baker

    Rachel Baker

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Spain

    Bio: I am a sister, a picture taker, a runner, a nature lover, a food try-er… actually an anything try-er, a scrap booker, a line dancer, a shower singer, a gardener, a new blogger, and a traveler...

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  • Lauren Bechtel

    Lauren Bechtel

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Spain

    Bio: My name is Lauren Bechtel, and I grew up in small town Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. Ever since childhood, my education has been anything but traditional...

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  • Christina Cabezas

    Christina Cabezas

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Dominican Republic

    Bio: ¡Hola amigos! My name is Christina Cabezas and I am from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Yes, the land of the Amish...

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  • Stephanie Denoyer

    Stephanie Denoyer

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Spain

    Bio: Hi, I’m Steph Denoyer—bitten by the travel bug, and risk-taker through and through. I find myself this spring in Sevilla, España, hoping to learn a thing or two about both Spanish culture in action and the art of integrating in a family with whom you share neither a homeland, nor family, nor language...

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  • Madeleine Meredith

    Madeleine Meredith

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Chile/Spain

    Bio: Bienvenido! I grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Mountain Vista High School this past may...

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  • Hayley Schultz

    Hayley Schultz

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in Chile/Spain

    Bio: Hello and welcome to my blog! I cannot wait for this gap year experience, so I can improve my Spanish and become immersed in not one, but two completely different cultures...

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  • Helen Walter-Cardinal

    Helen Walter-Cardinal

    Program: Gap Year Abroad in France

    Bio: I didn’t choose to go abroad for a year; I had to. No one made me—I simply could not think of a reason I wouldn’t want to...

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