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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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Kohut, for example, started her gap years not knowing exactly what she was going to do and acknowledges that she could have done a better job of planning beforehand.
And there is evidence that employers see gap years as a positive addition to a CV as it can show commitment, increased maturity and a desire to learn.
Gap years have never been more popular - and the right choices can impress employers on the return home
A Mintel report estimates 520,000 Britons take a gap year trip each year, of whom 90,000 are on career breaks and 200,000 are 55 and over.
Using a gap year to travel the world or learn new skills before heading to university is increasingly attractive to many school leavers.
Studying abroad during the gap year prepares incoming college students for the entire college experience, both on an academic and personal level," says Brian Boubek, president of Cultural Experiences Abroad, Cambridge, Mass.
Students looking for information on gap years can often find it at college fairs, as Samara did, or they can go to a gap year fair.
org, the group will volunteer in more than 10 countries in Asia and Europe to give back during their gap year between college and graduate school or full time employment in the U.
If this sounds familiar, a gap year may provide the solution.
THE gap year was never an option for school-leavers when I was a teenager.
FROM those enjoying a well-earned career break to baby boomers with the means to retire early and set off around the world, it would seem the gap year is no longer just the preserve of student travellers.