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ERIC Number: EJ875443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Gap Year: Time off, with a Plan
Torpey, Elka Maria
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n3 p26-33 Fall 2009
A gap year allows people to step off the usual educational or career path and reassess their future. According to people who have taken a gap year, the time away can be well worth it. This article can help a person decide whether to take a gap year and how to make the most of his time off. It describes what a gap year is, including its pros and cons, and provides tips for planning a successful year off.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A