Blog Posts - Gap Year



Why Taking a Gap Year is a Great Idea

Travel is still the most intense mode of learning. – Kevin Kelly   A gap year or a bridge year,  not only represents freedom to explore a wide world of possibilities (as well as uncertainty) but also the unique opportunity to take some pr...
by Traveller Soul on Sep 1, 2016

EDUCATION - The 'Gap Year'

"Why more teens like Malia Obama are taking a gap year" PBS NewsHour 5/2/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among...
by Mage Soapbox on May 9, 2016

In Favor of the Gap Year

When I moved to Europe, the concept of a gap year was still foreign to me. I’d heard the term, primarily in reference to that post-secondary school/pre-university year when young adults were encouraged to see the world, and ideally broaden thei...
by The Traveling Scholar on May 5, 2016

My Teen Daughter Wants to Take A Gap Year And Not Because of Malia Obama

Did you hear? Malia Obama has been accepted to Harvard University, the class of 2021. It’s not significant that she got into Harvard, the big news is that she is taking a “Gap Year” before she starts in Fall 2017.This comes as big s...
by NYC Single Mom on May 3, 2016

Creating Boundaries With Dependent Adult Children

Stop enabling your overly dependent adult child. Does helping your adult child tend to become a pattern of unhealthy rescuing? When you feel the need to “save” your adult child every time they are in trouble, you may be making … Con...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Feb 23, 2015

How to Ruin Your Teens for Life

    Twenty-one ways to ensure that your teenager will NOT be prepared for the future. by Dore E. Frances, PhD Mom since 1986 Buy your teens whatever they ask for. That’s your role as a parent—to make your teens … Continue reading...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Sep 13, 2014

How to Ruin Your Teens for Life

    Twenty-one ways to ensure that your teenager will NOT be prepared for the future. by Dore E. Frances, PhD Mom since 1986 Buy your teens whatever they ask for. That’s your role as a parent—to make your teens … Continue reading...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Sep 13, 2014

How You Can Benefit From A Gap Year?

I'm sad I never had a gap year. I don't regret going from my A' Levels to my BA then straight onto my MA as it was the most rewarding and fun time of my life.
by Honest Mum on Sep 1, 2014

Travel and falling off your life wagon at 40

 Los Angeles. I looked out at the smog-clouded city and its diorama of  street grids, freeways and moving car ants.  Giant Hollywood film billboards dot buildings as a reminder of an urban succubus, wooing millions of young, aspiring art...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Jul 29, 2014

Travel and falling off your life wagon

   Los Angeles. I looked out at the smog-clouded city and its diorama of  street grids, freeways and moving car ants.  Giant Hollywood film billboards dot buildings as a reminder of an urban succubus, wooing millions of young and asp...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Jul 29, 2014

Around the World in 365 Days

  The rise of the gap year has been nothing short of stratospheric. With the rise of affordable air travel and cheap accommodation the only hurdles in the way of people wanting to see the world is time. With mortgages to think about, family ties...
by Larger Family Life on Apr 22, 2014

How to Make Money Traveling & Living Abroad (PI: Travel Jobs)

  . If your dream is to travel and/or live abroad, then you must’ve asked yourself the question:  How can I make money to travel or live abroad?  I get it.  I’ve asked myself that a lot too.  The traditional answer to making money is...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Apr 13, 2014

Best of the Best Bloggers (IMHO)

Below is a list of my favorite blogs - in my humble opinion. I am not linking to them based on friendship/marketing/etc. – these are the sites I frequent most because I truly love their content and will always be fans of … Continue read...
by Debbi Shibuya: A Hobbit's Tale on Mar 25, 2014

Five of the best gap year escapes

If you’re opting for a gap year, be that pre-university, mid or post, you really want to cram as much travelling in as you can possibly can. Travelling whilst you still have your youth is arguably the best way to do it, so you need to make sure you...
by Globalgrasshopper on Mar 11, 2014

Post High School Plan: Alternatives to a Four-Year College

As second semester grinds on, the reality of life beyond high school hopefully comes into much sharper focus for seniors. Certainly, those students with plans to attend a four-year college are in full anticipation of their upcoming undergraduate year...
by not just admissions on Mar 1, 2014

Snoworks GAP Blog Weeks Five And Six: Bryony Nelson

The GAP Year students complete their intensive six weeks training with the Snoworks team and look forward to their BASI level 2 qualification.
by The Skiing department on Feb 1, 2014

Update: Back in Germany … what now?

This might come surprising and sudden for most of you. I am already back in Germany having arrived last weekend. It was a rather spontaneous decision – I had booked the flight just a week before my departure from Bangkok. There were several rea...
by ESCapology on Nov 26, 2013

Stay for Free (or…) in 140+ Countries

INTERVIEW WITH NICO SCHNEIDER OF STAYDU.COM Welcome to a new website that’s tapping into what might just be the future of ‘real’ travel. It’s still early days, but this new contender […]...
by Wodara on Aug 7, 2013

Gap Year Hell – Things To Avoid

So you have decided to take a year out from university or you job. The burning question is what you … Read more »...
by World Travel Guide on May 26, 2013

Gap Year Hell – Things To Avoid

So you have decided to take a year out from university or you job. The burning question is what you … Read more »...
by World Travel Guide on May 26, 2013


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