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* 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...
* 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.
PART 1 Fundamentals of the Gap Year.
1 The Gap Year: It’s Not a Vacation.
2 College as the Ultimate Goal: What Do Deans of College Admissions Think of the Gap Year?
3 The Postgraduate Year: A Bridge Between High School and College.
4 Financing Your Gap Year.
5 The Year of National Service: A Free Gap Year Option.
6 The Gap Year Decision: Is It Right for You?
PART 2 Directory of Gap Year Programs.
Volunteer Programs:Multiple Countries.
Volunteer Programs: Africa.
Volunteer Programs: United States.
Cultural Immersion Programs.
Language Study Programs.
Art,Music, Theater, and Media Programs.
Sailing and Tall Ship Programs.
Conservation, Environment, and Marine Life Programs.
Outdoor andWilderness Programs.
Postgraduate Year Programs.
International Postgraduate Year Options.
Gap Year Resources.
About the Author.
Posted January 14, 2010
After looking all over the internet for gap year options for my son, I came across this book. It answered all my questions and has everything you would ever want to know about the gap year. It is organized cery clearly, you can look for programs by topic. There is a whole chapter on financing the gap year, which had two great money-savings ideas that I plan to use. Overall, a must-read for any parent or student considering a gap year
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