Notes From the Field: Katarina Ashour on Serving at the Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

For the last month I have been volunteering in South Africa at the DAKTARI Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage. It has been a wonderful experience here working with children and animals. Each week a new group of eight children, usually four girls and four boys, come to stay at DAKTARI from the surrounding low income[…]

Quynh on Examining Big Questions on a Gap Year

We’re very excited to present our first blog post from a 2018 TAP Grant recipient. Quynh lives in Vietnam and is spending her gap year traveling in Southeast Asia and working with an independent learning center to further her education through travel. English is her second language, and rather than edit her words for standard[…]

Michelle Zhang: Live from the Peruvian Amazon!

As we’re ramping up with the 2018 Travel Access Project Grant recipients, planning away for their adventures next year, we’re simultaneously winding down with last year’s students who are finishing up their travels. Michelle Zhang recorded this video for us as part of the Gap Year Association Voices Project. As she’s recording it, she’s chugging[…]

Notes From the Field: Interning in Women’s Micro Finance, with En Via

Beginnings are funny. I start from square one, born in a new environment. I had gotten so comfortable in Guatemala that it felt like a second home, and now I’m here in Oaxaca, Mexico figuring it all out again. Though it’s geographically close and some aspects are shared with Guatemala, Oaxaca is extremely different and[…]