A Welcoming Community
A gap year changes you. It deepens your understanding of yourself and your place in the world. It sharpens your sense of what you want to do and who you want to be. And we know that your transition from a gap year experience must align with your college experience.
The values that led you to take a gap year in the first place- intellectual curiosity, the desire to grow, hunger for a lived experience, a chance to reflect and pause before entering another academic environment- needs to be reflected in your college of choice.
We believe we are that college.
Some of the benefits gap year students experience at Warren Wilson include:
- Special gap year themed housing, where students returning from a gap year have the opportunity to live together with the shared understanding that comes from having a gap year experience;
- A general education program anchored by our commitment to civic identity, including courses in Social Justice, Intercultural Perspectives, Environmental Responsibility and Service Learning;
- Applied learning that enhance your coursework through our Work Program and our Community Engagement Commitment, providing you
- A variety of study away experiences that allow you to deepen your inter-cultural and professional experience.