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Top 5 reasons guidance counselors recommend gap years
Written by EF Gap Year

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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The unexpected ways I grew from my gap year
Written by Camila O'Brien

Count on growth and change. If you’re considering taking a gap year you probably expect to see some changes in yourself on the other side.…

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A brief history of the gap year
Written by EF Gap Year

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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5 reasons why people don’t take gap years—and why we disagree
Written by EF Gap Year

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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Royal treatment for your gap year
Written by EF Gap Year

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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