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 2018

Communio: The Road to Optimism, Kessia Andersen

Rising Power, Morgan Christensen

The Evils of Humanity and How We Can Overcome It, Danny Cridelich

Digital Story, Patrick Gagnon

Open Spaces, Lynsey Gallagher

Looking under the Veil, Brianna Hafke

Living in Community over Division, John Hodge

Sharing our Stories, Tori Kowal

Identity, Megan Lewis

Using Privilege to Bear Witness, Annie Moede

Forgiveness, Baylee Nelis

I see you, Cara Orbell

Digital Story, Jacob Patrick

It's Now, Olivia Pennings

Communio, Riley Schwahn