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Gap Year Advice

Why I'm In Favor Of The Gap Year

Samantha Savello | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Samantha Savello

Perhaps the most compelling reason for taking a gap year is that it offers a unique opportunity that will likely never reappear. For prospective students thinking about the next step in their lives: Don't rule out anything, including a gap year.

Five Gap Year Paths That Will Boost Your Career Prospects

Vicki Salemi | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Vicki Salemi

And in case you're wondering if forgoing that year of work experience will "look bad" to future employers, the answer, at least for me, is "no." The key is to do something valuable with your time, and then highlighting this experience on your resume and during interviews.

Why the Gap Year Is a Good Idea

John O'Leary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
John O'Leary

What most of us do is we graduate with degrees in finance and have no clue what we want to do with it. Well, if you had taken a little bit more time to be reflective on really what matters and why, it may make that big, huge cash investment and time investment worthy.

An Open Letter to Malia Obama - Gap Year Advice from a Travel CEO

Russ Hedge | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Russ Hedge

Malia Obama The White House Washington DC 20050 Dear Malia, I wanted to extend a congratulations and my sheer enthusiasm for your decision to take ...

Feeling Burned Out? Take A Gap Year

Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For UCLA student Mai Lee, a gap year program between high school and college proved to be instrumental in determining her academic trajectory. "My ...

'How to Not Get Sick in India,' and Six Other Lessons From a Trip Around the World

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 10.12.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

These things aren't obvious and generally ran against my initial assumptions. If you're planning a similar trip abroad, these might save you some trouble. If you're not, they might (hopefully) whet the palate.

3 Great Reasons To Take A Gap Year (And 3 Terrible Ones)

| Posted 07.05.2013 | Teen

By Gillian Katz For some students, the progression from high school directly into college life feels natural. For others, the transition is more un...