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6 Students Share their Stories of Gapping During COVID-19

“How can you take a gap year during COVID-19?!” It’s the question we’ve been asked the most this year and it’s natural, of course, to wonder what kinds of experiences are available when our worlds have come to a standstill due to a global pandemic. It’s not a surprise to us that taking a gap …

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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 …

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Your Ship, Your Crew & You: Road Tripping with Jane & Jason

Are you, like us, obsessed with #vanlife? It’s been a dream of ours for a decade, and with the pandemic turning everything upside-down, in a not-so-strange way it made perfect sense to do it now. So, this summer we bought a 2003 Mercedes Sprinter with 253,000 miles (which our daughter named Luna), rented our home, …

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USA Gap Year Fairs & Infrequently Asked Questions!

We are thrilled and honored to be back as keynote speakers for the USA Gap Year Fairs for our 10th year in a row. For 2 months we join gap year programs and counselors to travel the country – nearly 40 events in 40 cities – to educate families about the gap year. It’s an exhausting and exhilarating …

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