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How to maximize a gap year

Tue Aug 01 08:07:52 EDT 2017 | Chicago Tribune
Colleges across the country are increasingly becoming aware of and even encouraging students to take a gap year. But the definition of a gap year is broad, and figuring out how to make the most of the experience can be challenging. According to the American Gap Association, a gap year is typically taken between high school and college to “deepen practical, professional and personal awareness.” Colleges are adopting deferral policies with hopes that students will later arrive on campus with more ..

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How to maximize a gap year
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