10 Ways Students Spent a Free / Low Budget Gap Year


Q: Your Craziest Gap Year Experience?

1. Farmed in Norway and saw the Northern Lights (Aeshna, Columbia '21). Travel through work exchange offered by Workaway, WWOOF, or HelpX. Read more about her experience here

2. Worked at a ski resort in the French Alps (Tom, U. College of London '20). Tom also got to ski for free; read about it here. Anna Greene (Stanford '21) had a similar experience in Colorado; learn more here.

3. Learned a language for free (Clara, Stanford '21).  Check out State Department-funded programs, like NSLI-Y. Read about Clara's time in China here.

A: Had an epic rotten mango war, castrated 100 lambs, ate cow balls, explored Beijing for 40 hours without break... 

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