It 's A Big World Essay

1429 Words May 20th, 2016 6 Pages
It’s a big world Let 's start by going over a typical gap year; a gap year is a time that graduating high schoolers take off between graduation and when they enroll in college. The amount of time they take off varies, but most commonly around a year is taken off. There are many reasons that make a gap year a good idea to consider, such as: feeling burnt out from spending 12 years working hard in school, not knowing what you want to do for a career, and as a result jumping into a degree you might not use, or perhaps earning life experience and some money to pay for school. To some this seems like a foreign and scary idea to consider, but research data suggests that 90% of students that take no more than a year off, returned, and pursued academia more effectively (Loftus). With that in mind I would take the time to at least consider the benefit might be reaped by taking a gap year. There is a stereotype around this so called gap year, that it is only for wealthy students to go backpacking in europe. This stems partly from 18th century Grand Tour, when British men from privileged backgrounds would travel across Europe exploring, art, history, and culture. Today, an estimated 200,000 students in the United Kingdom differ admittance to a university, instead choosing to travel or work. There are no comparable statistics in the U.S. but it is gaining

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