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We pride ourselves in our ability to create powerful relationships with everyone we work with. Whether that be the students, their families, or the hosts and partners we collaborate with around the world. See for yourself why Intrepid stands out amongst the rest.
"Working with Intrepid Gap and Simone was a fantastic experience. I really wanted to travel in India solo, but was having a difficult time finding reputable, safe places to stay and coordinating logistics. Simone spent multiple calls getting to know me, so she could recommend the best possible placements for my interests. I immediately felt like she was genuinely interested in me as a person, as well as my success with my trip to India. She had endless knowledge of the country and its communities, and was able to recommend many options for me that she had previous experience with. She also threw out options that we hadn't specifically discussed but thought I would enjoy, which led to me getting my 200 hour yoga teacher certification while there! I still email Simone journal entries and keep in touch, because she is such a fantastic and well traveled human being. She really went above and beyond to not only help me with the logistical aspects of traveling, but the mental and emotional aspects as well. I would recommend Intrepid Gap and Simone to anyone." -Makenzie H. (2019)
Thank you for all of your help and guidance through this process. In the beginning, I wasn't interested in a Gap Year at all, but now I'm excited to see where one takes me. I wouldn't be as confident in my decision without you, and you have opened my eyes to new opportunities that I never expected. Thank you again for everything you have done. - Henry D. (2020)
"I am so grateful to have had Simone guiding me through such an important journey in my life. It was with her wisdom and direction I was able to live my gap year to the fullest. I will continue to use the insights she gave me to navigate life forever. I will never forget Simone or the incredible gap year she helped me create." - Olivia M. (2017)
"Throughout the duration of my gap year Simone provided tremendous support and worked passionately to help facilitate travels that proved to be rich in transformation. Fresh out of high school, I had very little awareness of what it meant to travel in a safe, sustainable, and intentional way; Simone helped open the door to this form of education. From the beginning of our conversations, Simone was sincere in her desire to learn about my passions and which cultures I was especially intrigued by, and then worked diligently to make my dreams a reality. From the beginning of my process of exploring different volunteer placements, to diving headfirst into the unknown, to reflecting on my amazing adventures, Simone was truly an unwavering source of information and insight." - Diana E. (2016)
"Simone is without a doubt a knockout in the world of advising. Communication between us was solid. There was never a moment when I thought I couldn't go to Simone for advice or reassurance. Traveling around the world seemed less daunting knowing Simone had my back. Not only is she an amazing coordinator but Simone is also one of the most real and honest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. I guess if you don't want something genuine, don't go to Simone!" - Mel S. (2017)