What is a gap year?
A gap year comes under many guises – backpacking, a career gap, a short gap year, travelling, time out, a sabbatical – but they all mean the same thing. A gap year is constructive time out to travel in between life stages. It usually means travelling, volunteering or working abroad and usually taken directly after secondary school and before you enter any tertiary study.
What is a gap year student?
A gap year, also known as a sabbatical year, is typically a year-long break between high school and university. Students who take gap years typically undergo a growth in maturity and are better prepared to benefit from higher education or decide the form of education they wish to pursue.