The Gap Experience seeks to deepen the experience of communio by promoting transformative student learning; addressing real community needs; building relationships of mutuality; and working for the common good. Through a unique combination of outdoor adventure challenge, demanding study and travel abroad, students are emboldened to confront complex social-justice issues and engage in real-world solutions to these problems.
Created by students in the Gap program, these digital stories were created to explain how each student lived this mission during their 3-month adventure in the program. Each student was encouraged to think wholistically about what they learned about themselves, their fellow students, leadership, teamwork and what it means to live in the spirit of communio while addressing the social injustices in the world.
Submissions from 2017
Gap Experience, Brinn Anderson
The Power of Community, CJ Byrd
Values, Morgan Cornette
Impact of Choices, Della Haanen
The Beauty of Community, Janie Janczakowski
The Invisible Hand, Jack Mannebach
No More Single Stories, Brian Meyer
Silence the Root of All Problems, Rose Peterson
The Power of Storytelling, Audrey Shreiner