My Gap Year

Hey friends!

After deferring my admission to Northeastern for a year, I am taking a gap year with an awesome program called Thinking Beyond Borders. With a group of 15 other students, I will be circumnavigating the globe while doing service work, staying with host families, and going on adventures.

I really won’t have much internet access, but when I do, this is where I’ll try to keep everyone updated!

I leave on September 13th, and I’ll be back on April 10th. Until then, I’ll be off with my backpack with experiences I can’t even imagine at this point.

If you’re curious, this is where I’ll be:

  • Orientation in Mindo, Ecuador — Sep. 13-23
  • Bua & Quito, Ecuador — Sep. 23-Oct. 30 (Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation)
  • Machu Picchu, Peru — Oct. 31-Nov. 6
  • Rural Chiang Mai, Thailand — Nov. 7-Dec. 14 (Sustainable Agriculture)
  • Phnom Penh & Siam Reap, Cambodia — Dec. 15-Dec. 21
  • Jaipur, India — Dec. 21-Jan. 28 (Education)
  • Udaipur, India — Jan. 28-Feb. 4
  • Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — Feb. 4-March 11 (Public Health)
  • Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa — March 11-March 18
  • Washington, D.C. — March 18-April 10

4 thoughts on “My Gap Year

  1. Nicole Bousquet

    Happy Belated Birthday to you Zuzu!! I am so happy that your mother passed this link on!! Your gap year sounds amazing; I am so happy for you and your adventures!! I will share your blog with my 11 and 13 year old boys, who love to travel as well, and will hopefully be inspired to do something similar to this at some point in their lives too!! Thank you for sharing!! Savor every minute!! xox, Nicole Bousquet


  2. Alison MAcKinnon

    Happy Birthday!! An amazing way to celebrate 18 ! Looking forward to your posts.
    with love to you on your journey,
    Alison, John & Isobel


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