I'm so glad I decided to spend my gap year at Calleva. I was exposed to so many amazing role models, learned so many practical skills, and made lifelong friends with the others in the program. I especially enjoyed the group projects we completed while learning construction skills that I could then take to work on projects of my own! I also loved our backpacking trip that we all went on at the conclusion of the program - it was the perfect way to end such an amazing semester! I felt much more prepared for college after the program having lived away from home for the entire program, but with some support from the Calleva staff when needed.