Taking An Intentional Gap Year During COVID-19

While this podcast episode featuring J2Guides is called “Finding Meaningful Connection and Growth During An Intentional Gap Year” … our story really begins with “Finding Meaningful Connection and Growth on LinkedIn.”

Betsy Delaney-Jewell, the vision and voice behind the High School Hamster Wheel Podcast, first tracked me down on LinkedIn. Our shared passion for supporting students and parents immediately bonded us. Betsy is a gem of a human being, a gap year advocate, and someone I now consider a friend, though we have yet to meet in person.

Betsy’s podcast is an amazing resource for families who want support on this wild journey of parenting their kiddos through the high school years, and beyond. She knows that gap years can be a profound and productive part of these emerging young adults’ development.

This recent interview is our third collaboration in the past year, and we feel honored to keep getting asked back to Betsy’s podcast! For all professionals, parents, college and high school students who are curious to hear us banter about gap years, give our recent talk – Episode 55: Finding Meaningful Connection and Growth During An Intentional Gap Year – a listen!

Here is what Betsy has to say about this episode: “The timing of this episode is extremely relevant and there’s no one else I’d rather have with me than Jane and Jason Sarouhan of J2Guides. In this episode, we talk about gap year experiences during COVID-19. You might be feeling that this is not a good time to think about a gap year, when in fact, the opposite is true. The gap year is not only surviving, it’s thriving. During our conversation, we discuss the benefits of taking an intentional gap year during COVID, the key word here being intentional. If your family is just starting to think about a gap year or if you’re already deep into the research, there is a wealth of great advice and information in this episode, you aren’t going to want to miss it.”

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