Patterson discusses Brownstein fellowship

Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson presented gap year fellowship opportunities to the senior class Jan 5. Patterson played a video to explain the history of the Brownstein fellowship. Following the video, Jordan Brown ’16, recipient of the Brownstein fellowship, spoke to the senior class about her experiences and strongly advised students […]

School hosts gap year fair for area students

School hosts gap year fair for area students

Students from different high schools in Los Angeles gathered with their parents at the USA Gap Year Fair in Hamilton Gym on Feb. 22 to explore their options after graduating high school. Vice President of the Center for Interim Programs Jason Sarouhan was the keynote speaker at the fair and focused on the benefits of […]

Filling the Gap

Filling the Gap

Like a growing number of graduating high school seniors, including the president’s daughter Malia Obama, Conor Belfield ’14 took a year off before starting college in 2015. “I felt like I was on a path that was leading me very quickly towards adulthood and everything that entails, which is both very exciting and nerve-wracking at […]

Student to work, teach, volunteer on 4 continents

Instead of traveling to New York this fall to start at Cornell University, Eojin Choi ’14 will travel to Nepal to start her gap year. Choi, who is one of the winners of this year’s Brownstein Fellowship, will spend time in four different countries over the course of her travels. In Nepal, Choi will work […]

Fellow to explore ancient ruins in South America

Conor Belfield ’14, who is a recipient of the Brownstein Fellowship, plans to travel to South America through the gap year program Thinking Beyond Borders. Belfield will spend five weeks in Ecuador, a week climbing up to Machu Picchu in Peru, followed by a final five weeks in Bolivia. “I’ve never traveled before,” Belfield said. […]

Something untraditional: take a gap year

As I was doing my homework in my room after school last week, I heard my dad call from downstairs, a grave seriousness marking his usually jovial tone. “Elizabeth! Your mom and I need to talk to you.” “Oh no,” I thought to myself, my heart sinking and my stomach churning. This could only mean […]

2 seniors to travel abroad for gap years

  By Austin Block At least two students will take gap years next year. The Brownstein Fellowship, a financial award given each year to one senior to support a gap year involving service and travel, was given to Gavin Cook ’10. Cook was notified he would receive the award a few weeks ago after being […]

Photo Gallery: Gap Year Fair

The Los Angeles Gap Year Fair featured over 30 different Gap Year programs in Chalmers on Tuesday Feb. 23.

Seniors vote to support financial aid with class gift

By Michelle Yousefzadeh Seniors voted to give the senior class gift to the Alumni Scholar Endowment Fund, a fund which assists students with financial aid. “I think the senior class made a very mature and admirable selection for their senior class gift,” Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Eli Goldsmith said.  The seniors were also given […]