Gap Year Experiences Ezra Chan

College '24, Health & Societies
Travel to Bolivia, Peru, Europe

My gap year experience:

Themes I wanted to prioritize during my gap year were language development and learning about the places I stayed. This meant studying local history, politics, traditions, and activism, as well as experiencing local cultures. This multifaceted approach to my time abroad really helped me develop meaningful insights and informed perspectives that relate well with the interdisciplinary ethos at Penn.

I can be contacted at @ezrajchan on Instagram.

Highlights from my gap year:

  • Learning a foreign language

  • Trekking in the Andean backcountry

  • Learning to explore and travel locally and responsibly during COVID-19 restrictions

  • Connecting with people with very different backgrounds from my own

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