gap year


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gap year

n.
A year taken off from a person's education, especially between high school and college, often to travel or gain practical experience.

gap year

n
(Education) Brit a year's break taken by a student between leaving school and starting further education
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Led by Malia Obama's example, Gap Year programs may see their biggest renaissance since, well, the Renaissance.
My youngest son wants to take a gap year but we don't have the money to fund him.
uk SUZIE SLANEY: A gap year is great, but not in-between college and university, only on completion of studies.
WITH four A grades under his belt Kristian Hallett from Ystrad Mynach is now thinking of taking a gap year - or even another A-level - before heading to study at Oxford next year.
Historically a European tradition, the so-called gap year has recently grown in popularity in the United States amid mounting research it can help students be less anxious about and more prepared for advanced study.
The 18-year-old American student killed by a Palestinian man in the West Bank on Thursday has been identified as Ezra Schwartz, a Sharon, Massachusetts, native who was on a gap year in Israel.
TYNESIDE'S gap year students are prepared to rack up the air miles after completing their A-levels and college courses.
I'd never heard of a gap year before I went to university.
It's like he turned into a student and took a gap year - it's great that he's had a nice rest and he's going to come back in
GAP YEAR COSTS REVEALED TRAVELLERS are typically spending PS3,683 on their gap year and a further PS2,500 on kit, a study has found.
GAP year students must take all possible steps to ensure their safety following the murder of two UK medical students on a work placement in Malaysia earlier this month, says travel organisation Abta.