Gap Year

Helen Landry, Journalsit

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Gap years are growing more and more popular with high school students either seeking to go to college or who just need a break from schooling. It’s no surprise that after being in school for the first 15 years of life and completing high school that people get a little burnt out on school. But, studies show that people who choose to take a year between high school and college not only get a break from school, they gain skills in other areas of their lives as well.

The graph below shows how how high school reacted after their gap year.
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For my gap year, I am going to Zimbabwe for a month to spend time on a horse ranch. While I’m there, I will learn about African culture, as well as gain experience with horses–which I am very passionate about. There are many different kinds of gap years, you could go hiking in the Himalayas, or learn about art in France. The point is to better yourself while having a good time.

Overall the gap year is not a specific foundation or organization, it’s simply something you decide to do for yourself. Not everyone is interested, but if you are feeling burnt out on school and just need some time to relax, a gap year is a perfect way to get yourself back on track.

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