What is a gap year?
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A gap year is a one-year break between schooling, often taken between the completion of high school and the beginning of college.
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The question of whether a student should take a gap year has become more common as students nationwide grapple with the financial impacts of the novel coronavirus, which has left millions without jobs and with no choice but to spend money they’ve saved.
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Many use it as an opportunity for “experiential education” or “challenging zones/sacrifice,” according to the Gap Year Association, which encourages the practice.
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