Ep. 402 Andrew Buchanan on the Morehead Cain Scholarship and his Self-Designed Gap Year
Andrew Buchanan joins us on the pod to discuss the various adventures he was able to have during his gap time. Andrew is a recipient of the Morehead Cain Scholarship, a program that provides a fully funded four year undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as offers funding for a gap year. Andrew was actually the first recipient of the gap year grant through the scholarship program, which provides $7,500 to any student taking a gap year with a significant international component. Andrew walks us through his year long adventures that included both family and solo travels through Latin America, the Caribbean, Oceania, Southeast and Central Asia, to name a few. Not to mention his NOLS course in Patagonia, which is part of a requirement for any Morehead Cain Scholar.
During his year Andrew and his brother kept a shared blog, exploring their creativity in recording their travels through photography, blogging, and videography. To see some awe-inspiring photos and follow along on their adventures, you can check out their website The Buchanan Project here.