Travelling gap years

What is a Gap year? 

Traveling gap years are programs you can sign up for which will provide you a list of destinations to choose from all around the world, and in those locations you will be set up with an occupation based on your interests. For example, if you are interested in carpentry, you can build homes and schools in different countries. There are numerous gap year programs available, all providing different opportunities and events. 

How Long is a Gap Year?

Gap years don’t specifically need to be a full year- all of the gap year programs offer different duration’s, from just 2 weeks, to a semester, to a full year. If a year feels like too long for you, always know there are other options.

How Can a Gap Year Benefit Me?

Note- It is first important to know that gap years are not for everyone. Gap years can be really scary for some, and since students growing up in this society are truly only pushed to go to college, it can be hard to step out of your comfort zone. However, if you are a student who is really unsure of what career to pursue, but you have a general idea of what you are interested in as an occupation, taking a gap year can help you narrow down your career path. A gap year is also good for people who just need a break from 12 years of school, despite already knowing what they want to do in life. This will be great so you can return to college refreshed and aware of the next steps you are going to take. 

Will a Gap Year Affect My College Acceptance? 

For most colleges, gap years will not determine whether or not you get accepted to college. If anything, most colleges are more willing to accept gap year students, because they know the student will come back fully sure of their occupation choice, and are not at risk of constantly switching majors during their college career. However, to be 100% sure taking a gap year will not affect you getting into your dream college, be sure to contact the admissions directors of your college(s) of interest. 


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