We, here at the KIVU Gap Year, are excited for what’s going on in this current class. I just spent some time in January with the students in Israel and Palestine, and the questions we are helping students navigate verge on the incredible.
From the beginning of the Gap Year, we are focused on a few tenable goals for students to engage with.
- Who are you? – We want students to own who they are at the core level. We want them to ask hard questions about how they see the world. We want to challenge them to “know” and “be known” in a community of fellow journeymen so that; when they enter the University setting or the Workplace, they can stand up for who they are. Our colleagues call this Emotional Intelligence. Or EQ.
- How can you develop Community? – On the travels around the world, we introduce students to a variety of people groups. They encounter people that think like them AND people that think different. We encourage students to be able to have a viable discourse where they can disagree with civility, and develop a community of friends and colleagues that can stand strong on being human.
- What is your gift? – We believe each student has a fire inside them waiting to be fanned into flame. We utilize the relationships we have around the world to introduce students to a broad base of potential ways they can engage. We want to intentionally engage students in a way where they can find their own passion for what lies before them.
The time I spent walking with the students abroad was so encouraging. While we visited some of the oldest sites in the world and met with some of the most interesting people; students continually asked Who, How, and What.
If you’re interested in coming on the adventure around the world, please know MARCH 1 is an application deadline to join the class of 2019. Be sure to visit the website and fill out the inquiry at http://www.kivugapyear.com and one of our qualified staff will guide you through the process.
We’re looking forward to seeing how we can serve you on your time building your CV, learning about you, and exploring the world.