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Counter CONTENTS
Preface .............................................................................................. 1
So Why Take Time Off? ................................................................... 7
Taking Time Off ............................................................................. 11
PART 1: Work
Kristin Erickson .............................................................................. 25
Worked for a nursing service in Appalachia and on an organic farm
Barzella Estle .................................................................................. 31
Worked as a model
Josh Fine ......................................................................................... 41
Created a one-man radio network to cover the first Clinton
campaign for college radio stations
Toni Gorog ..................................................................................... 51
Worked with scientists in the rain forests of Brazil
Doug Imbruce ................................................................................. 57
Spent two years running a dot-com
Tracy Johnston ............................................................................... 65
Worked on Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign
Giev Kashkooli ............................................................................... 75
Worked for a legal defense service in Harlem and traveled to
Guatemala
Masa Kenney .................................................................................. 83
Fought in the Gulf War
Kristin Levine ................................................................................. 89
Worked as an au pair in Austria
Carrie Lee Newman ....................................................................... 97
Worked as a deckhand on a boat in Alaska
PART 2: Volunteer
Laura Castro ................................................................................. 105
Served in the California Conservation Corps
Tim Holtan .................................................................................... 111
Worked at an orphanage in Vietnam
Randy Lewis ................................................................................. 117
Worked on a boat with environmental activists
Cory Mason .................................................................................. 127
Volunteered for Habitat for Humanity
Kara Nelson .................................................................................. 135
Helped start a school in Zimbabwe
Burke Olsen .................................................................................. 143
Spent two years on a Mormon mission in Scotland and a semester
working on the 2002 Winter Olympics torch relay
Brendan Robinson ........................................................................ 153
Enrolled in City Year, a yearlong service program
Susan Steele .................................................................................. 163
Went to Colorado to teach disabled kids to ski
PART 3: Study
Ben Coolik .................................................................................... 171
Spent a year in Israel in a program specifically for young people
taking a year off before college
Celia Quezada .............................................................................. 179
Spent a year in Belgium on a Rotary Club scholarship
Eric Van Dusen ............................................................................. 185
Enrolled in a university in Argentina and traveled overland back to
the United States
PART 4: Travel
Ted Conover ................................................................................. 197
Rode freight trains with hoboes
Corey Flournoy ............................................................................ 207
Traveled around the United States as the first black national
president of FFA
Miles Gilliom ............................................................................... 213
Hiked the Appalachian Trail with his dog, Merlin
Abigail Marble ............................................................................. 221
Rode her bike across the United States
Hillary Zazove .............................................................................. 225
Camped in the Rockies with the National Outdoor
Leadership School
General Resources ........................................................................ 231
Work ...................................................................................... 232
Volunteer/Community Service .............................................. 239
Study ...................................................................................... 242
Travel/Outdoor Adventure .................................................... 244
Consultants ............................................................................ 246
About the Authors ........................................................................ 248

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Self-culture, College students Employment, Voluntarism, Sabbatical leave