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Jane Stine, M.Ed, JD

Jane Stine, M.Ed, JD Managing Director, Loop Abroad

"See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Ray Bradbury

Jane is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Loop Abroad, a study-abroad program for pre-veterinary students and animal lovers. She has been to 70 countries and all seven continents, and has lived in the U.S., Nepal, Costa Rica, France, Brazil, and the Bahamas. Jane currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand with her husband, son, and Winnie, the world’s worst (best) dog.

Articles By Jane Stine, M.Ed, JD

Taking a Gap Year to Work: What You Need to Know Published 14 Dec 2017

Taking a gap year to work can be a great idea, whether your gap year is before, during, or after college. Gap year work programs can take place in your own city or on the other side of the world, so whether you need some time at home or you’re looking ...

A Guide to Gap Year in Mexico Published 04 Dec 2017

Where can you step completely into a new culture without feeling the jetlag? Practice your Spanish while exploring beautiful beaches? Delve into some of the best food on the planet, from fresh avocados to chilly margaritas? Discover the birthplace of ...

A Game Plan for Applying to College After a Gap Year Published 05 Dec 2017

Taking a gap year after high school or a gap year during college can be a life-changing experience. Don’t miss out on a gap year because you are afraid of what the college admissions offices will think! The fact of the matter is, just like with anythin...

12 Gap Year Benefits Your Future Self Will Thank You For Published 30 Nov 2017

Is taking a gap year a good idea? It all depends on your goals and how well you match your gap year plan with those goals. If you’re considering whether to take a gap year, you should think what you’re looking for in terms of gap year advantages....

A Guide to Gap Year Hands-On Learning Programs Published 20 Nov 2017

How many students can say they’ve already practiced everything they want to do in their lives in school? Probably none. A gap year can be your chance to actually try something that interests you, whether it’s a potential career or just som...

A Guide to Gap Year in Israel Published 19 Nov 2017

Israel is at the top of many travelers lists. With access to important religious sites such as Bethlehem, world-famous tourist spots such as the Dead Sea, and rich cultural traditions in food and art, Israel draws visitors for all backgrounds and cult...

Is a Gap Year Right for Me? Published 15 Nov 2017

Many students are initially drawn to the idea of a gap year as a break from the constant pressure and stress of a competitive high school and college environment. Just the idea of a break sounds appealing, and the idea that it might involve traveling t...

A Guide to Gap Year Travel Programs Published 15 Nov 2017

Every gap year is an adventure in discovering yourself, but some are really an adventure. You know, rafting and ziplining and wake up on the side of the mountain—that kind of stuff. If you’re looking for gap year adventure travel programs ...

A Guide to Gap Year Internships Published 15 Nov 2017

Many people take a gap year because they simply haven’t had the experience yet to answer the question, “What do I want to do when I grow up?” Internships for gap year students are a chance to get valuable work experience while trying...

The Pros & Cons of a Gap Year After High School Published 24 Oct 2017

Deciding whether or not taking a gap year after high school works for you is a big decision. Senior year of high school is notorious for being the time when teenagers are asked to make huge, life-changing decisions, many of which are influenced heavily...

Take a Year Off After High School! But Seriously. Published 11 Oct 2017

Is a gap year after high school a good idea?Let me start by pointing out that taking a year off after high school is definitely not for everyone! For most students who plan to go to college, the traditional path of going straight from high school to co...

7 DON’Ts Before You Volunteer in Nepal (And 7 DO’s) Published 07 Sep 2017

To volunteer abroad is always an exciting adventure, but to volunteer in Nepal takes a special person with a unique sense of purpose. If you’re thinking going abroad to volunteer, Nepal may have drawn your attention because of its demonstrated ne...