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Jordan Pletzer

Jordan Pletzer Editorial Intern, An admiration

“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”  - Yogi Bhajan

Jordan is a heart-driven ecologist, passionate communicator, and a daydreaming multi-media storyteller. She has studied abroad in Ecuador, Saipan, and Belize, as well as explored a handful of other places across the world. Jordan’s favorite trip so far was when she road-tripped across Northern California with her feline friend, Rajah. She loves nature, getting lost in a book on rainy days, playing on aerial silks, and meditating.

Articles By Jordan Pletzer

A Guide to Gap Year Spanish Programs Published 18 Apr 2018

If you haven’t already, it’s time you learned Spanish! Gap year participants with a flair for rolling R’s or talking with lispths are wise to stock their schedule with intensive Spanish classes, homestays, and explorations arou...

A Guide to Gap Year in Ghana Published 24 Jan 2018

Take a gap year abroad, where the Northern hemisphere meets Southern, and where the Eastern world meets the West. Yes, I’m talking geography, and yes, I’m talking Ghana! Located along the western coast of Africa, Ghana is a cha...

A Guide to Gap Year in Chile Published 23 Jan 2018

Chile is an awe-inspiring strip of pristine land that hugs along the Atlantic ocean for thousands of miles and only stretches inland 200 miles. Along the northern coast, you can find surfers just as easily as you can find glaciers sprinkled in t...

A Guide to Gap Year in Costa Rica Published 22 Jan 2018

Are there any better ways to spend your gap year abroad than living in a place that values having a relaxed and carefree approach to life? *Chirp-chirp* Yep, I thought so. If you value living a great life, the pleasure of being in the tropics, and bea...

A Guide to Gap Year Art Programs Published 22 Jan 2018

What is your muse? Is it your furry friend? Nature? The person in the photo that hangs above your workspace? Have you ever thought another destination in the world being your unlimited source of inspiration? Alright, alright….of course yo...

A Guide to Gap Year in Brazil Published 01 Dec 2017

Your life will never be the same after taking a gap year in Brazil. Magnificent rainforests hugging the coastlines, impromptu capoeira dancing through cities, and roaring green hills as land meets water are just a few of the adventures you have waitin...

A Guide to Gap Year in Fiji Published 01 Dec 2017

Think the most gorgeous island that you can imagine. Now, multiple that in beachy whiteness and watery turquoise-ness by a zillion. This will bring you in the range of what Fiji is like. Add in some island time and a cup of kava tea and you have...

A Guide to Gap Year in Australia Published 20 Nov 2017

If you’ve been thinking where to take a gap year abroad but can’t decide where go to, let me help you out: AUSTRALIA. Get ready for stellar southern hemisphere night skies, lively city life, and miles (and miles and miles) of shoreli...

A Guide to Taking Gap Year Scuba Diving Course Published 14 Nov 2017

Leave the terrestrial cities behind and dive into the underwater world of SCUBA for your gap year abroad. Scuba diving instructors are needed all over the world; who wouldn’t want that dream job? You get to float around in turquoise waters, teac...

A Guide to Taking a Gap Year in Vietnam Published 14 Nov 2017

If you want to take an exotic gap year in Asia but also are itching to take the less beaten path, check out Vietnam. WIth many opportunities for teaching, adventuring, or  volunteering in Vietnam on your gap year, this Southeast Asian country wil...

A Guide to Taking a Gap Year Work Exchange Published 14 Nov 2017

Want to take a gap year abroad but can’t quite afford the “luxury” backpacking life? You can still take a gap year and work in exchange for room and board! Yup, you read that right—there are many places around the world that of...

A Guide to Taking a Gap Year in Japan Published 09 Nov 2017

From moss-covered Shinto shrines to Buddhist temples, traditional architecture to the most modern of metropolitans, Japan is master of evolving with the times while still being rooted with strong, traditional values. If you are looking for a year abro...

6 Most Popular Jobs in Belize for Expats This Year Published 02 Oct 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in another country that has native jaguars, tapirs, macaws, toucans, ocelots, manatees, and some of the best rainforests and islands ever?Becoming an expat in Belize is all smooth sailing and clear w...