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 holistically 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.
The collection includes 10 student digital stories from the final Gap Experience cohort.
Submissions from 2019
Communio, Ana Boutris
A Burning Purpose, Sean Cavanaugh
Gap Experience Digital Story, Sammi Digman
How to Change the World: Kori Halstead Gap Digital Story, Kori Halstead
Digital Story, Madison Hansen
Communio: The Journey of Embodying, Jadon Koegel
Communio, Isabelle Kordus
Walk Beside Me and Be My Friend, Tierney Lindemann
A Look at Communio, Henry Metz
Communio, Emily Rusch