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What should I do during my gap year?

Hello everyone! I'm a junior and I've been considering taking a gap year before starting college. For those of you who have taken a gap year, what did you do during that time, and how did it affect your college experience? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! My own child took a gap year before starting college, and it turned out to be a great experience.

During the gap year, they focused on volunteering, working part-time, and traveling. They were able to gain real-world experience and develop new skills that they wouldn't have had the chance to learn in a classroom.

As for the college experience, taking a gap year actually helped my child become more focused and mature. They had a clearer idea of what they wanted to study and were more prepared for the challenges of college life.

My advice would be to plan your gap year in advance and make sure you have a clear goal in mind. Whether it's volunteering, learning a new skill, or exploring the world, make the most out of your time off. Good luck!

9 months ago

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