The Complete Guide to the Gap Year: The Best Things to Do Between High School and College
ISBN: 0470425261
EAN13: 9780470425268
Language: English
Pages: 237
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jossey-Bass

The Complete Guide to the Gap Year: The Best Things to Do Between High School and College

Book Overview
This is the go-to book for anyone considering a year to re-charge, to follow a passion, to become immersed in another culture, or to find their love of learning again. It includes everything a student, parent, or guidance counselor would want to know about the gap year; including what a gap year is, what it is not, and why it can have a positive impact on a young life. * Readers can find out what college admissions deans think of the gap year, and how it is becoming an important part of the educational process at top tier universities. *Economically, the gap year can make a lot 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 decide whether to take a gap year, and if so what kind 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.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover This is the go-to book for anyone considering a year to recharge, to follow a passion, to become immersed in another culture, or to find their love of learning again. It includes everything a student, parent, or guidance counselor would want to know about the gap year; including what a gap year is, what it is not, and why it can have a positive impact on a young life. The Complete Guide to the Gap Year will help students: Discover what college admissions deans think of the gap year and why it is becoming an important part of the educational process Assess the economics of the gap year--the guide offers information on free programs, financial aid, and tax savings Determine the right program with the comprehensive guide to 200 of the world's best gap year programs Decide whether to take a gap year and what type of program to participate in by taking the book's self-quizzes 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, this invaluable guide will help students evaluate their interests, plan for, and fund their gap year. Praise for The Complete Guide to the Gap Year Clearly lays out the vast diversity of transformative programs available to any student while also providing an essential compass, and makes a compelling case on how this legitimate educational supplement could soon become an educational imperative. --Alex Safos, director, Global Learning Across Borders With a thorough directory of organizations, an explanation of the financial picture, comments from top college admissions directors, and an objective perspective, Kristin M. White has created the number one gap year resource. --Chris Stakich, co-founder and executive director, Thinking Beyond Borders