The Gap Year: Scholastic Sabbaticals Are on the Rise [Infographic]

Wouldn't it be nice to travel the world? In some countries (and now the United States, too), the 12-month stint after high school—often referred to as a "gap year"—is when young grads choose to travel the world, work full-time or fill up on life experience before heading to college. According to the infographic below, the amount of people taking a gap year has almost tripled since 2006-07. In fact, studies suggest those who take a gap year are finding themselves more prepared for college and more focused on their academic work and school of study.  

What are your thoughts on taking time off from school before starting college? Check out the infographic below and let us know in the comment section.


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Jennifer is a Content Marketing Specialist at Collegis Education who researches and writes articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. She is passionate about learning and higher education and enjoys writing engaging content to help current and future students on their path to a rewarding education.

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