How do colleges welcome Gappers on to campus and help them assimilate into college life
Digging deeper with examples into how U.S. colleges and universities provide specific support for Gappers
The traditional educational path often falls short for both students and the colleges they attend, with over 30% of freshmen failing to return to their initial college.
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 to … Continue reading Transitioning from a Gap Year to College (Part 1)
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 gap … Continue reading Interview with Lucia Poggi (UChicago ’23)
Photo Credit: GYS student Would I be behind after taking a Gap Year? Absolutely not! We understand that this is a common concern of both students and parents though. One of the ways they express their concern is wondering if missing math or not being "academic” for a year will cause a form of learning “atrophy”. … Continue reading Six Questions Most Students Ask Before Taking A Gap Year
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 something … Continue reading How My Gap Year Made Me A Better College Student (And Better Person)