The Complete Guide to the Gap Year The Best Things to Do Between High School and College

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-22
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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This is the go-to book for anyone considering a year to re-charge, to follow a passion, to become immersed in another culture, or to find their love of learning again. It includes everything a student, parent, or guidance counselor would want to know about the gap year; including what a gap year is, what it is not, and why it can have a positive impact on a young life.* Readers can find out what college admissions deans think of the gap year, and how it is becoming an important part of the educational process at top tier universities.*Economically, the gap year can make a lot of sense in a recession, and this useful guide gives information on free programs, financial aid, and tax savings.*The book has a comprehensive guide to 200 of the world's best gap year programs.*Students will find self-quizzes and helpful criteria to help them decide whether to take a gap year, and if so what kind of program. This guide helps them evaluate their interests and plan and fund their gap year; whether it means spending a year on a sailing vessel, coaching sports and teaching in an impoverished area, or following a passion in the arts or academics.

Author Biography

Kristin M. White is the director of Darien Academic Advisors, as well as a member of both the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling.

Table of Contents

MSFundamentals of the Gap Year
One MSThe Gap Year: It's Not a Vacation
Two MSCollege as the Ultimate Goal: What Do Deans of College Admissions Think of the Gap Year?
Three MSThe Postgraduate Year: A Bridge Between High School and College
Four MSFinancing Your Gap Year
Five MSThe Year of National Service: A Free Gap Year Option
Six MSThe Gap Year Decision: Is It Right for You?
Seven MSDirectory of Gap Year Programs
About the Author
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