Tim (22), an Eagle Scout and overall standout, dropped out of college mid-way through freshman year, much to the dismay of many friends and family members. Alex (20), an entrepreneur-minded, yet rebellious spirit, set out on his alternative route directly following his high school graduation. While the two young professionals have dramatic differences in personality, they share two essential characteristics that brought them the success they have now – the motivation to explore and, at a very simple level, discover a way to be happier than they were in a previous chapter of life.
In the following UnCollege Conversation, Tim and Alex walk us through their journeys since applying to the UnCollege Gap Year program nearly 2 years ago. If you’ve thought about taking a gap year, or know someone who is thinking about taking one, give this a listen.
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