Let’s give these students the ability to take time to discover who they are, and why they are even going to college.
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
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”
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.
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.
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?”
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 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)”
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”