The Importance Of A Gap Year For Students
In America the range of students who take a gap year is in between two and ten percent. Whereas, in Norway, Denmark and Turkey, where more than 50 percent of students take a year off before college. (Krogstad) Now we have seen an increase in student’s requesting a year off, but the numbers are not very significant. In 2013, it was recorded that 40,000 students participated in a Gap Year, which was a 20% increase from 2006, according to data collected from American Gap Year Association. (Levulis, Bradley, Shields) So if you look at the number of students we have in the nation currently enrolled which is somewhere around 20 million. We really do not have a large gap year …show more content…
It is growing in popularity with thousands of students and colleges. They have found it to be very beneficiary to the student, who returns matured and prepared to finish college. Once you enter the adult world, it is found that you will succeed more than your peers will, and things will be better off for you in the end. gap year may be something that really takes off in the next decade, so make your decision on what you want from life.
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