Gap years programs are becoming increasingly more popular throughout the world. The question is why? Here are some strong reasons to consider doing a gap year.
In the words of college expert and author of There is Life After College, Jeff Selingo,
"For a gap year to have a significant impact on success in college, and later in the working world, it needs to be a transformative event, quite distinct from anything a student has experienced before — a meaningful work experience, academic preparation for college or travel that opens up the horizon to the rest of the world. It should also be designed to help students acquire the skills and attributes that colleges and employers are looking for: maturity, confidence, problem-solving, communication skills and independence."