The Gap Year Trend in Higher Education Today



What is a gap year? It’s the year between high school and college, when a student takes a year to do something other than college, something that he couldn’t learn in college. Some colleges and universities buy into the notion and hold scholarships and other financial aid during the break… Others aren’t so sure it’s worth the investment. On this hour, we’ll hear about the so-called gap year trend in higher education today.


  • Steve Goodman (educational consultant and college admissions strategist)
  • Abby Falik (founder, Global Citizen Year)
  • Perry Robinson (Vice President and Director of Admissions, Denison University
  • Evan Woodnorth (student, Denison University)

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