Gap Year Articles

Choices, choices, choices. When searching for a good gap year program, you lucky people really are spoilt for choice. There are hundreds of gap year companies out there offering literally thousands of gap year programs. From turtle conservation in the Galapagos to community work...
One of the biggest, if not the biggest, worries for young people considering a gap year is money. Many of you think that because you don’t have tons of cash stashed away somewhere you’ll never be able to explore the world before heading to university. Well this is quite simply...
If you're close to finishing your time in high school, there's one question you'll hear from friends and family incessantly: " So, what are you doing next year? " Everybody wants to know. But what if you don't know yourself? A common dilemma for many students at the end of their...
While gap years have been common in other countries for years, they are only now just slowly gaining in popularity in the United States. Typically, students elect to take gap years after they graduate high school and before they enter college. But why wait? High school is a great...
When you get a real job and are restricted to two weeks of vacation a year, you'll realize that college summer holidays are the most precious time of your life. It's no time for lazing around watching Friends reruns and cleaning your neighbor's pool - the glorious summer months...
Before we dive in, you might be wondering: what exactly is a gap year? A gap year is a semester or year "off," traditionally described as a break from academics.
A gap year! A few years ago this phrase was casually thrown around, but now the word's ‘gap year’ seem to be on every young person’s lips. It seems that every time a gap year is mentioned it's met with ideas of beautiful beaches, beautiful people and a wonderful time. But what...
It’s a seemingly inescapable rite-of-passage for most of us these days: SATs, college applications, acceptance letters, prom, graduation, one last summer of chaos and anxiety, and then it’s off to some faraway (or nearby) campus to start the Beginning of the Rest of Your Life....