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Apr 21, 2008, 10:14AM

Mind the Gap

A feature on students from Wesleyan University who took a year off before starting college. Not suprisingly, they were more mature and had a better perspective on school than the typical freshman. This kind of thing is expected in the U.K., and the same should be true in the U.S.

“I think the gap year really prepared me for college in a way, because I had already figured out how to live on my own,” she said. “I had already dealt with the stress of living with a roommate and cooking for myself so, in a way, I came to college feeling like I only had to add one element to it:"classes.”

“Although I can’t say that my gap year definitively prepared me for college, I think what it did was give me insight into the fact that there’s a world out there that I can survive in, which makes the thought of it much less scary,” he said. “It prepared me in thinking about that constant always outside of school.”



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