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COLLEGE GAP YEAR
Why I'm In Favor Of The Gap Year
Writer, reader, adventurer
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.
After Meticulously Planning My Entire Life, I Decided to Embark on a Gap Year
Writer, blogger, fitness addict
I'm not really sure where this gap year is going to take me (or whether it's going to be successful) but I'm excited to take a chance, not have anything planned, and see what opportunities this year brings.
What I Learned During My Post-College Gap Year
Elizabeth C. Fericy
New New Yorker. Spanish speaker. Poetry & non- fiction writer....
The biggest unexpected benefit from my gap year is that it gave me the time to figure out what I did not want my career to be. During college, I had my whole life planed out. My gap year helped me understand that my ultimate fulfilling career will probably not be so black and white.
Top Reasons to Take a Gap Year
Dana Westreich Hirt
Parent coach, strategic thinker, development expert, engaged b...
We want our children to grow, to develop independent skills to navigate their world and to become resilient, capable people.
Why I'm Taking A Break From College Before I Even Start
High school student in Canada
The choice was clear as Mark Twain's quote, "Don't let schooling interfere with your education," popped into my mind. But there was one problem -- how would I tell people I was taking a year off school without seeming absolutely crazy?
6 Lessons Travel Teaches You That College Never Will
Freelance Writer and Editor of Treksplorer
Many would-be college students are ditching their knapsacks and textbooks for rucksacks and guidebooks. But is putting your future on hold for a year of travel the best idea?
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Feeling Burned Out? Take A Gap Year
Emily Tess Katz
From the Amazon to the Classroom: Takeaways from My Gap Year
Student at UCLA, Founder of Nova Narratives
One of the most significant takeaways I have from my experiences abroad is the learned difference between idealistic commercialized altruism and the actual capacity for one to help, if at all.
The Gap in the Classroom
The gap year comes with all of its own connotations and expectations of how it should be spent, and more often than not their proponents tend to value one experience above all others: travel. But why travel? Why at this age and stage in life?
Why I'm Glad I Was Homeschooled
Student at Miami of Ohio. Executive Director of Seat At the Ta...
There are a million different aspects that went into me being homeschooled. I would be doing all my classes online and honestly, I was skeptical. I thought that there was only so much you could learn online. And I was right.
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Is It Time to Re-Invent Education Systems?
President and CEO, KIVU
Widely thought to have some of the best higher education institutions in the world, we are facing increasing drop-out rates among university freshman, increasing cost of university education, and an overall generation change called "extended adolescence."
A College Student on College
Writer, college student, dancer
So I treat college the way I treat a guy who won't take "no" for an answer: Maybe if I just don't acknowledge it, it will go away.
Just Graduated and Can't Find a Job? Give Your Gap
So you're graduating into a tough economy, and job prospects are bleak. Or maybe you just want to take a break before going on to grad school. So what can you do with your "gap year"?
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