The benefits of taking a gap year

Whereas high school graduates once felt compelled to enroll in college the fall after receiving their high school diplomas, nowadays a greater number of teens are opting to take time off between graduating high school and going to college. Known as a ‘gap year,’ this trend has become increasingly popular in recent years.

According to the American Gap Association, attendance at Gap Year Fairs, which aim to bring together Gap Year organizations, interested students and parents, has increased by 294 percent since 2010. While there are no statistics indicating just how many students take gap years...


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