Hey guys!   I’ve now officially crossed the half way point and am closer to home than previously here in South Africa. It’s strange to think that soon I’ll no longer be waking up to African sunrises and elephants, I’m hoping the British summer will hold out until we get home (August 14th) but I’m not sure… Read More


Hi there! We’ve all had another incredible week at camp but we’re finding it very strange that we only have one more week here before we head off on the boat trip. This week Pete and Will switched to forest,  and Ed and Alex did some diving. There was the ‘church walk’ where you stay… Read More


July 17th Naomi and I ate breakfast then walked to Charlotte and Alexi’s house at 8:30. Everyone walked up together to Pakarinka.   There, we waited inside for news about today’s work. While we waited, I finished writing the blog for last week. Since there was a chance of rain, work was cancelled at the… Read More


  The biggest advantage of being a leaper in Madagascar is the scope of opportunity available to you. After 8 weeks here, I’m still trying new things and still furthering the adventure each day at a time.    At this point the only leapers that are left are the “10 weekers”. Everyone else has gone… Read More


Hi, my name is Isla Stenhouse and I’m 19 years old and am only days away from setting off on an adventure of a life time. I decided to take a gap year because I wanted to experience the world outside of education that has made up the majority of my life for 18 years… Read More


In a mere three short days, I will be saying goodbye to my family, friends and home for two and a half months to travel across the world and explore Tanzania. Quite a daunting prospect for a girl who has never been away for longer than a week on her own. Nevertheless, the opportunity to… Read More


Upon our arrival in Nosy Be we immediately noticed the relaxed but buzzy atmosphere. The town was filled with life, but there were many cafes to breath easy in. Everything in town is within walking distance, from restaurants to grocery stores. Streets are filled with markets and a myriad of different things to explore. However… Read More


Elementary school–> Middle school–> High school–> University. That’s the nonstop path a “normal” student in America follows. That’s the path I always assumed I would follow. I never once questioned it or thought to go against society’s strong pressure to comply. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would delay university for a… Read More


Hello, my name is Irene and I will be participating in The LEAP Madagascar program for 10 weeks in spring of 2017. Deciding to take a gap year was a hard decision for me. Ultimately it came down to not only what I can experience, but also the personal growth that this adventure can bring… Read More