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gap year

Brit a year's break taken by a student between leaving school and starting further education
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My youngest son wants to take a gap year but we don't have the money to fund him.
Students began taking gap years in earnest in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when people in the United Kingdom began traveling to Asia before attending university.
Looked like we had the right idea about gap years in the Rhondda all along
GAP year students must take all possible steps to ensure their safety following the murder of two UK medical students on a work placement in Malaysia earlier this month, says travel organisation Abta.
The Exam Results Helpline will be open at 8am on Thursday, August 14 to back up your planning with expert, impartial advice on UCAS Extra, Clearing, apprenticeships, retakes, gap years, alternatives to higher education and any other options you'd like to know more about.
O'Shea asserts that knowing what happens both during and after gap years will help educators better design gap year programming.
Students who take part are able to see the world beyond the bubble they grew up in and return to school with a better perspective of their future, said Holly Bull, president of the Center of Interim Programs, which counsels students on taking gap years.
There are many organisations that offer places for volunteers on gap years
two negative perceptions about gap years prevail: Taking a year off before college is only for affluent students, and doing so sets students back because they step oft the high school-to-college "conveyor belt," said Abby Falik, who in 2009 founded Global Citizen Year, a nonprofit based in Oakland, Calif.
GROWING numbers of travellers aged over 50 are following the example of student sons and daughters by treating themselves to a gap year to see the world.
Long-term, students who took gap years overwhelmingly were satisfied with their jobs," says Karl Haigler, one of the authors of the study.
However, gap years have come on a long way and, when used wisely, can really help young people decide what they want from their future.