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”

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)”

Interview with Lucia Poggi (UChicago ’23)

Interview by Anna Nickerson Photo: Lucia (left) on the campaign trail in Northern Virginia! It is a common misconception that in order to take a gap year, you must travel abroad extensively. Many students choose to forgo travel-based programs and focus on other opportunities, such as Gapper Lucia Poggi. Lucia just finished up her gapContinue reading “Interview with Lucia Poggi (UChicago ’23)”

How My Gap Year Made Me A Better College Student (And Better Person)

After 13 years of rigorous academics in a very competitive school system, I felt burnout and lacked the motivation to continue on with my studies.  I performed well in the classes I enjoyed, but not so well in others that bored me.   Learning in the classroom was no longer something I enjoyed, it was somethingContinue reading “How My Gap Year Made Me A Better College Student (And Better Person)”