The Importance Of A Gap Year For Students

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Have you ever been informed about something called a gap year for students? In case you are unaware what it is you will learn what it is about and and receive research on why it actually works. This paper will inform you on the background of gap year’s, how many students take a year, how it works for students, how they benefit from a gap year, and the statistics on a gap year. Starting off a gap year is essentially where a student decides to take a year off from school. They can take a wide array of options for their year off; therefore, they can go out in the world with a gap year association and do worldly activities. The other option is to go out for the year and work to make money for college and adulthood, as they make the transition …show more content…
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.

Works Cited

Levulis, Jim, Pat Bradley, and Brian Shields. Colleges emphasizing experiences beyond the classroom. 17 Mar. 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2016.

Krogstad, J.M. and TODAY, U. (2013) Gap year gains make college education worth the wait. Available at: (Accessed: 11 December 2016).

Williams, G. (2016) The Gap Year: Good Idea or Bad for Your Teen.

Tinker, R. (2016) Gap year data & benefits. Available at: (Accessed: 11 December

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