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5 greatest fears that might keep you from taking a gap year—and why they’re crazy
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The gap year is gaining popularity but it is still a fairly new concept. It can be difficult to shake your gap year fears as…

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5 Tips for Blogging about Your Gap Year
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So, you’re going on a Gap Year and you want a way to tell everyone from your mom to your camp friends to your weird…

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A brief history of the gap year
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The term gap year is thrown around a lot these days, but it’s important to understand exactly what it is people are referring to. Unfortunately, when…

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Culture-seekers, foodies, and fashionistas: Tokyo is calling!
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Tokyo, Japan is home to 13 million people and over 30 million in the greater Tokyo area where EF Gap Year students can see, smell,…

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It’s college decision time. Here are 5 good reasons to take a gap year instead.
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Now is when you’re hearing back from colleges and thinking about your next big step toward the future. You’re lucky if you’ve already gotten into…

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Royal treatment for your gap year
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Start your EF Gap Year in splendor—at Ashridge House. Ashridge House is a lavish former English country estate that has been home to Ashridge Business…

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Top 5 reasons why parents worry about gap years (and why they shouldn’t)
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There are many reasons why parents worry about sending their graduating seniors on gap year before college. But recent studies show that most of these…

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Top 5 reasons guidance counselors recommend gap years
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Gap years between high school and college are commonly viewed as a rite of passage in countries around the globe, especially in Europe. Slowly, parents…

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