Victoria’s Gap Year

Listen to Victoria talking to Susan about what she did in Victoria’s Gap Year and see if there are any differences between what she did and what others do, as set out below or in

In the professional or career world, a gap year is a year before going to college or university and after finishing high school or taking a year off before going into graduate school after completing a bachelor as an undergraduate.

It is also known as a sabbatical year. During this time students may engage in advanced academic courses, extra-academic courses and non-academic courses, such as yearlong pre-college math courses, language studies, learning a trade, art studies, volunteer work, travel, internships, sports and more.

Gap years are sometimes urged as a way for students to become independent and learn a great deal of responsibility prior to engaging in university life.

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Have a look at the site GapYear that includes a community and ideas of things to do during a gap year.

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