Caroline took a gap year after high school with NOLS Patagonia and is now a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During the school year she studies dead languages, and during her summers she introduces kids to the wilderness by guiding canoe adventures in northern Minnesota and Canada. She likes sleeping outdoors and wouldn’t turn down a hot bowl of cheesy pasta. The Earth is her favorite planet.
Editor's note: Caroline took a gap year between high school and college to spend a year learning and living with NOLS in Chilean Patagonia. This is the story of her home stay with a Chilean family during her course.