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 gap … Continue 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 something … Continue reading How My Gap Year Made Me A Better College Student (And Better Person)

The Best Jobs to Learn Valuable Life Skills

  One of our Gappers, Hanna, working as a barista at Caffe Nero While most people associate a “gap year” with traveling and Instagram-perfect pictures, that’s not always the reality, or the best option for many students. Many of our gappers choose to incorporate some kind of paid or unpaid job during their gap years. … Continue reading The Best Jobs to Learn Valuable Life Skills