Jan 18, 2018
Dr. Whitney Sherman
Taking a Gap Year: Is it Right for My Child?

Bio: Dr. Whitney Sherman is a scholar-practitioner of global learning and intercultural exchange. As the founder and lead consultant of Intercultural Adventures LLC, Dr. Sherman works with individuals and institutions to strengthen intercultural learning initiatives through gap year counseling, teacher training, and curriculum development. In addition to helping fuel the U.S. gap year movement, Dr. Sherman teaches intercultural competence courses at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Prior to launching her consulting company, Dr. Sherman oversaw study abroad and global internships for the University of Southern California and Boston University. Dr. Sherman was also privileged to be involved in building USC International Academy, a prestigious ESL pathway program for international students from over 30 countries. Dr. Sherman has also managed educational programming for a local NGO in Niamey, Niger, West Africa and taught English in France, Bulgaria, Romania, and Poland.

Dr. Sherman is passionate about designing and supporting learning experiences outside of traditional schooling systems. As a recognizable force in the gap year and alternative education movement, Dr. Sherman uses her scholarly expertise and personal educational experiences to publish academic articles, admissions publications, and blog posts relating to intercultural and progressive education.

Dr. Sherman is a Winnetka resident, global studies professor, and gap year counselor who helps families maximize meaningful travel experiences for their high school aged children.  She helps families explore the benefits of their children taking gap years.