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The Wall Street Journal

Welcome To College. Now Take A Year Off

Colleges are offering financial aid to entice admitted students to stay away for a year.

Gap years, long popular in Europe, have gained ground in the U.S. not just for wealthy teens who can afford a lengthy vacation, but also for students of modest means who want to pause before jumping into academic endeavors.

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The New York Times

How Taking A Gap Year Can Change Your Life

If your teenager is talking about taking a year away from the classroom between high school and college, you may have Malia Obama to thank for that. But if they’re not yet talking about whether to follow her lead, they should be.

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The Sacramento Bee

Gap year is a great idea – if students can afford it

A few months ago, I attended a gap year fair at the elite Harvard-Westlake School in San Fernando Valley. The floor of the gym was rimmed with folding tables bearing pennants and thick brochures about the exciting projects in store for students who take a year off between high school and college.

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Greenwich Free Press
Greenwich Free Press

Greenwich High School Graduate’s ARCC Gap Semester Leaves Her Homesick for Asia

As her graduation from Greenwich High School drew nearer last spring, Valerie Calkosz knew she wanted a break from academia and a chance to travel and explore. While many young people don’t get an international experience until they are juniors in college, it’s not necessary, and besides, there are gap year programs a teen can parlay into college credit.

Britta Calkosz, Valerie’s mother, said she did quite a bit of research into programs and found Adventures Cross Country…

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