Personal Stories

The Danish Gap Year

Jonathan Kyed is 21 years old and on his second Gap Year. He’s also from Denmark, where a remarkable 80% of students take a Gap Year after high school.

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In their own words…

I have also come to appreciate the many benefits of Gap Years. Over time, I learned so much about the benefits from the stories of students, including my own. These are verbatim, taken directly from their post-Gap Year surveys.

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My student didn’t take a Gap Year!

My third son just started college, after deciding not to take a Gap Year…At the end of the day, he exemplifies what I hope for all students: full awareness of the Gap Year option and its benefits, and then a thoughtful CHOICE about whether or not to defer the start of college.

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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

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Roof Pups

Photo Credit: John Widmer, One of our Gappers completed his Gap Year in Spring 2017. We recently caught up with him and he told us about the phenomenon known

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By Anna Nickerson Photo: Anna kayaking in Maharashtra, India on her gap year program I took a gap year with a structured 9-month program last year. To say that it

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