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 by Riley Schwahn, Gap Experience

Communio: The Road to Optimism by Kessia Andersen, Gap Experience

Digital Story by Jacob Patrick, Gap Experience

Digital Story by Patrick Gagnon, Gap Experience

Forgiveness by Baylee Nelis, Gap Experience

Identity by Megan Lewis, Gap Experience

I see you by Cara Orbell, Gap Experience

It's Now by Olivia Pennings, Gap Experience

Living in Community over Division by John Hodge, Gap Experience

Looking under the Veil by Brianna Hafke, Gap Experience

Open Spaces by Lynsey Gallagher, Gap Experience

Rising Power by Morgan Christensen, Gap Experience

Sharing our Stories by Tori Kowal, Gap Experience

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

Using Privilege to Bear Witness by Annie Moede, Gap Experience