Gap Year

What’s the purpose of a Gap Year? . . . Inquiring minds want to know

By on Aug 25, 2011 in College Experience, Gap Year, Podcast | 0 comments

A few weeks ago we had a radio show on volunteering abroad during a Gap Year. A gap year as we described then is a break in formal education, usually between high school and college where students continue learning through a cultural immersion, volunteer opportunity in the US or abroad, deeper skill development in their sport, arts, language, or academics. It’s a...

Read More

Volunteer abroad during Gap Year: Is this an option for College-Bound Students?

By on Aug 4, 2011 in Academics, Athletics, Gap Year, Podcast, Study Abroad | 5 comments

In my travels around the country, I talk with a lot of families who are curious about the term “gap year.” It’s a term that originated in Britain and has made its way over the pond in the last 3 decades or so. What exactly is a gap year? It is a break in formal education, usually between high school and college where students continue learning through a cultural...

Read More

Thinking about Study Abroad for a Gap Year? Keep reading

By on Aug 4, 2011 in College Admissions, Gap Year, Podcast | 0 comments

In my travels around the country, I talk with a lot of families who are curious about the term “gap year.” It’s a term that originated in Britain and has made its way over the pond in the last 3 decades or so. What exactly is a gap year? It is a break in formal education, usually between high school and college where students continue learning through a cultural...

Read More

Soccer, Hockey, and Figure Skating from High School to DI College

By on Mar 25, 2011 in Academics, Athletics, Gap Year, K-12, Podcast, Sports/NCAA | 1 comment

Last fall, I attended the IECA conference in Cincinnati and went to a presentation on unique programs in STEM. One of the programs featured was a Bioscience program, which offered an opportunity for high school students and post-graduates to gain a more focused experience in the biological sciences. That program is based at the Shattuck St. Mary’s School in...

Read More

Your state has a drop-out problem!

By on Oct 11, 2010 in College Experience, College graduation, Gap Year | 0 comments

Many of us have heard about the high number of students who drop out from high school. It’s a growing, shameful trend in our country. Did you know that that we also have a college dropout problem? When I mention this data to people, they are often surprised. If you attended college 20+ years ago, you were keenly aware that college was a 4-year endeavor. Even for...

Read More