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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 […]

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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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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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Interview: Road2College & High School Hamster Wheel

What a thrill for us to be interviewed by powerhouse team Debbie Schwartz of Road2College and Betsy Jewell of High School Hamster Wheel. The four of us all want nothing more than to help families sort their ways through this uncertain time. Debbie and Betsy had a long list of questions for J2Guides, from planning a

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