This is the go-to book for anyone considering a year to re-charge, to follow a passion, to change into immersed in another culture, or to find their love of learning again. It includes everything a student, parent, or guidance counselor would wish to know about the gap year; including what a gap year is, what it isn’t, and why it can have a positive affect on a young life.
* Readers can find out what college admissions deans think of the gap year, and how it is becoming crucial a part of the educational process at top tier universities.
*Economically, the gap year can make a large number of sense in a recession, and this useful guide gives information on free programs, financial aid, and tax savings.
*The book has a comprehensive guide to 200 of the world’s best gap year programs.
*Students will find self-quizzes and helpful criteria to help them come to a decision whether to take a gap year, and if this is the case what sort of program. This guide helps them evaluate their interests and plan and fund their gap year; whether it means spending a year on a sailing vessel, coaching sports and teaching in an impoverished area, or following a passion in the arts or academics.