A gap year is when students take a break after high school before embarking their tertiary studies. There is this misconception that taking a gap year will make you forget everything you’ve learnt at school.
Many students consider a gap year to explore, gain new experiences, earn money and put life into perspective. Katie Schellenberg says, “pointing out that extra time helps many people gain perspective on what they really want from their education.”
It is not only a myth, but a gap year can be used for various reasons such as: