THE TRUTH ABOUT GAP YEARS

Sunday, 30 August 2015

BY definition, a gap year is "a year's break taken by a student between leaving school and starting further education" (Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition, HarperCollins Publishers). A more contemporary definition would suggest a looser one, stating that it's the time a student takes to travel or work, often before heading into University or in the middle of a Degree; at time just to re-sit examinations. I'm currently at the end of my gap year. Everyone who was in my year of school is receiving their Uni results or graduating. If you would have asked me 3 years ago if I'd ever take a gap year I would have probably given you the evil eye. Looking back at the past year, however, I'd suggest taking a year out to everyone - and this is my testimony.