Gap YearWhat is a Gap Year? By definition, a gap year is a break typically taken between high school and college that might include travel, work, study, volunteering, or research. In practice, a gap year is much more. It’s a time for students to explore the world and gain valuable life skills and experience while transitioning into independence.
Time Article on taking a Gap Year : "Why Your High School Senior Should Take a Gap Year"
Harvard College Article on considering a Gap Year: "Should I Take Time Off"
Colleges that offer scholarships and fellowships to incoming freshmen who take a Gap Year
University of North Carolina
101 Awesome Ideas for the Ultimate Gap Year
American Gap Association