Gap Years’ Lasting Impact

By Anna Nickerson, Babson College Class of 2022 A Gap Year is an exciting opportunity for students, providing them with opportunities to get out of their comfort zones, gain valuable life skills, improve independent decision making, gain work experience, and so much more. But how does a Gap Year impact students further down the roadContinue reading “Gap Years’ Lasting Impact”

Growing the Gap Year Movement

the 2019 Gap Year Conference continues the effort to challenge conventional thinking, and encourage people to rethink Gap Years and get more excited about this unique educational opportunity for students.

What’s Your Story?

Earlier this year, our Founder, Katherine Stievater visited several Gap Year programs in Europe. While with one of these programs, she spent time with a group of Gap Year students in Italy, and had the chance to speak with them over the course of several days about “Why” – why did they choose to takeContinue reading “What’s Your Story?”

Transitioning from a Gap Year to College (Part 2)

by Anna Nickerson, Babson College Class of 2022 Anna and Alex, one of her best friends from her gap year, reaching the peak of Wind River Range While my transition to college definitely had its challenges, my gap year really helped with a number of things. First of all, the prospect of living with aContinue reading “Transitioning from a Gap Year to College (Part 2)”

Transitioning from a Gap Year to College (Part 1)

By Anna Nickerson, Babson College Class of 2022 Anna near Boulder CO before embarking on her gap year. When I first took a gap year, I got a flood of questions from friends; “Will you feel weird about not still being in our graduating class? What about college? Can you defer? Are you planning toContinue reading “Transitioning from a Gap Year to College (Part 1)”