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Is the most recent change in focus for Gap Year students a sign of things to come in higher ed? Perhaps. One thing we can say with confidence is that the steep and ongoing decline in acceptance rates at selective colleges is almost certainly going to increase the number of students taking a Gap Year.

By Anna Nickerson, Babson College Class of 2022 Anna near Boulder CO before embarking on her gap year. When I first took …

Interview by Anna Nickerson Photo: Lucia (left) on the campaign trail in Northern Virginia! It is a common misconception that in order …

Photo Credit: GYS student Would I be behind after taking a Gap Year? Absolutely not! We understand that this is a common …

Photo Credits: Gap Year Solutions 1. Notebook/Journal. According to the Gap Year Association, a journal can be incredibly useful while you’re on …

By Anna Nickerson Photo: Anna kayaking in Maharashtra, India on her gap year program I took a gap year with a structured …

After 13 years of rigorous academics in a very competitive school system, I felt burnout and lacked the motivation to continue on …

One of our Gappers, Hanna, working as a barista at Caffe Nero While most people associate a “gap year” with traveling and …

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