What is a Gap Year?

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Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Age Group: Adults, Teens
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There is no formula for a perfect Gap Year. Whether students spend the time between high school and college traveling the world or combine work, community service, or internships, it is important for them to make thoughtful choices so that their Gap Year experiences help them develop important life skills, grow as citizens, and explore their passions.

Katherine Stievater, a Gap Year adviser and founder of Gap Year Solutions, explains why Gap Years are growing in popularity and how students can benefit from them. Learn about different Gap Year options and the planning process (and how it relates to college planning). This program is especially geared to high school juniors and seniors and their parents.

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