Ryan Allen spent most of his twenties studying, teaching and traveling abroad (a self-described “gap decade”). A passionate surfer, Ryan chased waves in New Zealand, Norway and elsewhere. He eventually made his way to the famous waves of northwest Ireland, where he went on to found Irish Gap year with his business partner, Killian O’Kelly. In our interview Ryan shares how he came to become an experiential educator and describes the student experience of Irish Gap Year.
University of Canterbury in Christchurch – Where Ryan Studied abroad
The Ashoken Center in New York – where Ryan worked before moving to Ireland.
FYI – This is Killian:
Surf & Turf – Killian’s surf school in Bundoran