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It’s Never too Late: My Life-Changing Gap Year at 25 #noregrets

The day I turned 25 was the day I decided I wanted to change. I had been feeling a subtle, but ever-present sense of stagnation for the past few years. I often use the phrase “comfortable rut” to describe how I felt about my life at that time. I wasn’t unhappy every day, but I wasn’t …

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Tips and Resources for a Local or Virtual Gap Year

You do not need to leave the country – or your home – to have a meaningful gap year. Long before Coronavirus, we have been defining the gap year as a period of time when an individual takes a deliberate pause from school or work to pursue interests, skills and personal growth. Note that this …

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Should You Take a Gap Year or Go to College in Fall 2020?

Penned by J2Guides co-founder Jason Sarouhan, this timely and eloquent piece was published by Boston-based TeenLife, “The Leading Directory for Teen Academic and Enrichment Opportunities”: College-bound students around the country are out of time and lack critical information to make a decision about their path forward this fall. Final admissions deadlines for most colleges loom …

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How to Write a College Deferral Letter, Using an Oreo Cookie

If you have been accepted into college and have also decided to take a gap year (congratulations!) among your first steps is to ask your college if you can postpone your attendance for a year: you will request a deferral, or to defer your admission. Requesting a deferral to take a gap year during COVID-19 …

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