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How much time do you have? Whether you spend a year, a semester or a summer on a Winterline program, you will visit extraordinary places, experience new cultures, learn new skills and find out something important about yourself. And you’ll have an awesome time doing it.

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A gap year that can change everything.  Apply

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Malia Obama has just announced her intention to study at Harvard -- after a gap year.

And yet few are concerned that she'll back out of college and enter the workforce directly, or laze about somewhere wasting time. 

In this article from today's New York Times, Mike McPhate lays out precisely why Harvard University so publicly endorses gap years, and why the Obamas have decided to go for it as well.

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