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Discus: Parents Forum: 2004 Archive - Part 2: GAP YEAR
By Marite (Marite) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 09:55 am: Edit

Article in The Daily Princetonian about taking a gap year.

By Cheers (Cheers) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 07:41 pm: Edit

Interesting. Wonder why they didn't mention Funny, the GAP YEAR is the standard in so many European countries, yet that article sounds like it is a brand new deal...

Here, an offical "GAP year" is a year spent as a tutor in an English boarding school. A glorified camp job, if you ask me. It's a century old tradition.

Are your S's taking a GAP Year Marite?

By Marite (Marite) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 08:00 pm: Edit

No. I just happened to read the Daily Princetonian.
In fact, the Princeton application has a prompt that asks applicants what they would do if they had a year in which to do it. My S thought he would want to do exactly the same things as if he were in college. he's having fun in his college classes right now.

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 08:58 pm: Edit

my daughter took a Gap year. SHe volunteered with Americorps. About a 1/5 of the senior class took a gap year. Others found programs through

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