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Taking a year off between high school and college or between high school and work is very appealing to some students after thirteen years of primary and secondary school. In England, this year out is called the "gap year". Although they know they want a break, some give little thought to the year other than the desire to do something different or go somewhere else. A carefully planned year can be a valuable and challenging learning experience. A well-structured year can help a young person to grow up and to find self-direction. College admission officers are increasingly recognizing the increased maturity that comes from a sustained commitment to tasks that a student does both within and outside formal education.
With some advance planning, students can enhance their education instead of trying to use the year to escape from it. The wide variety of opportunities allows young people choice and flexibility in planning a rewarding year. Possibilities include cultural exchanges, educational courses and visits, expeditions, volunteer work and structured work experience among others.
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Find out about what is required to join the military and what jobs are available. Learn about what is available to high school students while they are still in school.
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The road to career and education decisions for Vermonter's starts here.
Created by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), Gateway has resources for:
* Parents : Find ways to support your student in their career and education needs.
* Students : Learn to navigate the worlds of school and work -while still having some fun!
* Adults : Discover ways to outline and plan your career management decisions.
* Professionals : Locate tools to guide Vermonter's toward success in career choices, school, and life.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 March 2011 08:45)