Take a gap year!
Should American teens adopt the British custom of Gap year?
Teens in America should adopt the British custom of taking a gap year to aid in expanding the students college resume and making them well-rounded by experiencing other cultures and making discoveries about themselves.
What's so great about a Gap year???
People who have taken a gap year have been known to come back more mature and responsible. Some students take jobs that later help to pay for college tuition, or traveling expenses. If you do not know what career you want to pursue, a gap year abroad could help you figure this out. It is a break away from school, make it count!
How to plan
Many students, who wish to take a Gap year abroad, need help planning. Some need help deciding what to do when they go; others need a little jump-start to get them going. For the students who has no idea what they are doing, there are programs out there to help students plan a trip abroad, an example is the CIEE program.
Some people who've taken a Gap year with the CIEE organization
Took a Gap year abroad in Spain
Took a Gap year to Shanghai, China
Anna Patten & Jennifer Ginsburg
Both took a Gap year trip to St. Petersburg, Russia
Took a Gap year abroad in Sevilla, Spain.
Took a Gap year abroad in both Chile & Spain
Gap year abroad in France