don't have to be funded by the Bank of Mum and Dad.
com/articles/197560/super-celebs-who-have-taken-a-gap-year) took gap years
after finishing boarding school, postponing their studies in order to travel to countries like Chile and unwittingly starting a trend among young Americans who just didn't quite feel ready for college.
Indeed, it seems gap years
themselves are becoming passe.
Adventure gap years
are also proving popular, with gappers looking to take part in overland tours, trekking, cycling and scuba diving.
Have you researched gap years
, and retakes, and other further and higher education courses such as Foundation Degrees and BTEC quali-fications?
In other words, "Although gap years
have gained in popularity, their efficacy is unclear" (p.
Although gap years
are more popular in Europe, they have started to gain traction in the United States.
A great way to unwind and recharge the batteries, gap years
are, unsurprisingly, an attractive idea for many students who have spent months revising and writing coursework for their A levels.
Estimates of students who defer college for one year--for whatever reason--range from less than 2 percent to more than 10 percent, said Nina Hoe, a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania studying the effect of gap years
The research uses data from three cohorts of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) to throw light on the incidence of gap-taking, the characteristics of those taking a gap year
, the activities undertaken in the gap years
, and subsequent study and employment outcomes.
com TIckET to Ride offers surfing gap years
, career breaks, surf camps, and UK academies at its Cornwall school.
According to P&O Cruises, research shows a 300% increase in 'grey gap years
' since 2005 with the number of pre-retirement gap years
approaching 200,000 a year.