A Student Taking a Gap Year is Conceivable Essay

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The Gap year, taking a year off from college to work, travel or volunteer, has been growing in popularity in recent years in the US. This practice began in Britain in the 1960’s, and has spread to other parts of the world. Deciding to take Gap year after graduating high school, during or after college is a realistic alternative for students who are unsure of their true aspirations for the future. Having this time is a worthwhile and sometimes life-changing alternative, when the student feels bored or burnt out and looking for a break from the demands of school and learning. During this Gap year, students can engage in: advanced academic courses, language studies, learning a trade, volunteer, travel and work, internships, sports and more. …show more content…
The Gap year, taking a year off from college to work, travel or volunteer, has been growing in popularity in recent years in the US. This practice began in Britain in the 1960’s, and has spread to other parts of the world. Deciding to take Gap year after graduating high school, during or after college is a realistic alternative for students who are unsure of their true aspirations for the future. Having this time is a worthwhile and sometimes life-changing alternative, when the student feels bored or burnt out and looking for a break from the demands of school and learning. During this Gap year, students can engage in: advanced academic courses, language studies, learning a trade, volunteer, travel and work, internships, sports and more. All these options are for the purpose of improving themselves in knowledge, maturity, decision making, leadership, independence, and self-sufficiency. For most students, gap experiences have an impact on their choice of academic major and career, either setting them on a different path than before or confirming their direction. Consequently, a Gap Year offers a student the prospect of exploring a multitude of options to grow from, and afterwards will undoubtedly lead to clearer goals for their future.
Gap experiences generally cost less than the equivalent time in college, and there are options that make it possible to earn money to pay for college education (Sarouhan, Jane and Jason). The Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts has a

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