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Gap Year Information and Resources

By IvyWise on Wed, May 04, 2016 @ 02:01 PM

Everyone’s Talking About Gap Years


Gap years have been growing in popularity in the US for some time now, but with the announcement that First Daughter Malia Obama will take a year off before attending Harvard with the Class of 2021, there’s a revived interest in gap years and their benefits.

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School-Sponsored Gap Year Programs

By IvyWise on Tue, May 06, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

The Ins and Outs of the School-Sponsored Gap Year

A common concern among newly matriculated college students is that the rapid transition from high school to college life can be disorienting, jarring, and counterintuitive to the idea that college is the gateway to the “Real World.” After all, most high school students haven’t had the chance to explore all of the major and career options available to them because they’ve been busy, well, being high school students.

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Should I Take a Gap Year Before College?

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 03:54 PM

A Rising Number of Students are Taking a Year Off Between High School and College

It’s the peak of college application season, and for many students all of their work has led up to this moment: hitting that “submit” button on their online applications. For others, however, their plan for next year might not include lecture halls and freshmen dorms, but rather volunteering abroad or teaching in underprivileged schools.  

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