New Zealand Semester Grad & Gap Year Student Excels at Oberlin College

Posted by Brooke Ortel on April 10, 2019 8:23:09 AM MDT

Photo by Vivian Merrill. 

After her gap year, Semester in New Zealand grad Clare Tiedemann headed off to Oberlin College—where she recently broke the school record in the indoor 60-meter hurdles at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. She says her dream job is working as a NOLS instructor.

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The Single Greatest Choice I've Made in School: Mountaineering in the Himalayas 

Posted by Brooke Ortel on January 31, 2018 9:06:00 AM MST

Struggling to find direction in college, NOLS grad Will Black sought a different kind of education, one that would ultimately help him regain focus in school, learn invaluable leadership skills, and find solace in the wilderness. Most importantly, Will realized that, "Be it in the forests, on a glacier, or back in a classroom, I feel like there's no situation I can't handle since my gap year."

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