Gappers

History of the Gap Year, Part 1

Gap Years have evolved significantly from their earliest days to embrace many different variations and paths such as internships, volunteerism, learning a trade, cultural exchange programs and athletic endeavors. But just where, and how, did the Gap Year begin?

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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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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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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

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What’s Your Story?

Katherine (far left) with Art History Abroad in Venice, April 2019. Earlier this year, our Founder, Katherine Stievater visited several Gap Year programs in Europe. While with one of these

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