Friday, July 18, 2008

Students See World During 'Gap Year'

I came across an interesting article and audio (4:40 min.) on NPR on the growth of U.S. high school graduates taking a year off on a 'Gap Year' before starting college. The article correctly identifies that hard data on the numbers of young americans pursuing some sort of "Gap Year'. I'm also witnessing an increased interest in 'Gap Year' activities amoung the students I work with at The University of Chicago. In particular, I talk to a significant number of students who want to pursue an international activity, primarily on a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, for a year or two after they gradaute from college and before they join the work force or enter gradaute school.

Additional information and articles on "Gap Years" can be found at our of Ann Arbor, Michigan at <>.

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