I've been getting the news back slowly but surely. The University Acceptance letters have gone out, and many of my High School friends are already packing up their rooms. Excitement is in the air, and the promise of a great future s just across the threshold of their fall admissions. There's so much to do.
But as they get excited for their Freshman year, I'm also hearing from my Sophomore friends who were in the same position just a short year ago.
They're wondering if the class schedule is really going to make a difference in what they want to do.
They're looking for internships.
The wide dark clouds of uncertainty are beginning to build in their future plans.
The once wide eyed new Freshman are now facing a bit of reality.
And that's how the cycle goes.
Each spring, I get excited with my friends, only to see them the next year wondering if they made the right choice.
I've got to tell you, for three years now, I've seen a program work that doesn't have the same feeling. The cycle is actually beginning to break, as I've seen three classes of students decide they weren't scared of the world, but rather; excited to engage with the world.
The KIVU Gap Year is creating global leaders with the initiative, internships, and networking ability to do whatever they want to do across the World.
One of our students this year posted an awesome blog this morning. I invite you to read...http://kristenhendrix.tumblr.com/post/47538893646.
Kristen has put in as much as anyone in the program, and she's getting more out of it than she ever thought.
Last week, the Christian Broadcast Network sent a reporter to do a story on The KIVU Gap Year. As soon as it breaks, I can't wait to share it with you, as it will be broadcast to over 130 different countries.
The reporter and the crew were so excited about the project, we think they're going to put it into a 5 minute segment. FIVE MINUTES!!! Never heard of in the Journalism world.
In any event, take a long hard look at your choices coming up this fall. You still have time to come and join The KIVU Gap Year, just check it out at www.kivugapyear.com.
I promise the lure of the Freshman year is nothing compared to spending a year traveling the world, meeting high powered government officials, and interning for some of the most well established relief organizations around the globe.