Gap Years

A Season of Hope

During this spring season, I am filled with hope, especially as I see the number of COVID vaccinations increase and infections decline significantly from highs earlier this year. I am optimistic about what is ahead in the Gap Year world, and want to share a few of the things I’m thinking about.

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101 Things to do during a COVID Gap Year

There are so many things to do during a time when social distancing guidelines are still in place and international travel is limited. These are great ideas for any Gap Year – keep them in mind even when we are back to our “new normal”!

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Latest Analysis of 2020 Gap Year Numbers

Our analysis estimates that the number of high school graduates opting for a Gap Year increased to 6.1% in 2020. We started with 2019 data from 55 colleges and universities indicating that 1.8% of admitted first years took a Gap Year in 2019.

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Gap Year Stories During COVID

We recently spoke with several students who told us their stories as they made the best of an unprecedented situation and found ways to stay active, engaged and excited during their Gap Years.

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Ripple effect of Gap Year deferrals?

Many families are wondering if it will be harder for this year’s high school seniors to get into college for Fall 2021, because students who took Gap Years this year will be starting college next fall instead of fall 2020.

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The numbers are in and Gap Years are up

The data is in – more students are opting for Gap Years this Year. While this may come as no surprise due to the uncertainty that COVID has presented higher education, it is interesting to see the numbers.

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A new season for Gap Years: fall 2020 update

Life has certainly been exciting for Gap Year Solutions these last few months! As colleges and universities continued to announce their fall plans, I have had a deluge of students and families inquiring about Gap Years.

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