Each year, Tivnu holds an end of the year siyyum to celebrate our Tinvuniks' year of learning and growing. To close out Tivnu 4, our participants received a warm sendoff to their next adventures from staff, host families, supervisors, co-workers, and friends. As part of the ceremony, a few participants shared their reflections on the program and this moment of transition. Below, please enjoy Calvin Lyster's insightful, honest thoughts on what it is to experience the Tivnu gap year. "As I was feverishly trying to organize ancient dusty plates and plastic dollar store grasshoppers and unused MAX tickets and ReStore discount CDs...

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Taking a gap year at home can be as meaningful as doing one abroad.
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