studying abroad

Sounds like an amazing experience and essay typer should be applauded for engaging in a rewarding gap year.

That said, this piece comes off as a bit of a humblebrag. I would have liked to see more information about how to earn the scholarships or enroll in the programs that help facilitate a gap year abroad. This would be highly useful to other ambitious high school students that would like to follow in Jeanette's footsteps and pursue such great opportunities.

For those going on to professional school, a gap year abroad doing English language instruction is a highly accessible method of getting global experience without jeopardizing professional goals. You don't have to be an elite student and win a scholarship, either. Just google "teach English in X" and you're on your way! You won't get rich off the salary, but it won't cost you a dime.