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A gap year is a period of time when students take a break from formal education to travel, volunteer, study, intern, or work. A gap year is also referred to as a deferred year, year out, year off, time out, time off. A gap year experience can last for several weeks, a semester, or up to a year or more. Typically a gap year is taken between high school graduation and starting college, during college, or between college and starting graduate school or a career. Click Here

As important as these benefits are the lessons you learn about yourself, the friends you make and the positive impact you have on the communities, environment, program or organization you leave behind on your return. However, you are only likely to achieve any of the above if you put some effort into thinking about why you’re taking a gap year, what you want to accomplish, and making sure you give it 100% when you arrive – whatever the obstacles. Read More...