Why a Gap Year?
A Gap Year is often considered a "year off." However, the proven benefits of taking a Gap Year reveal that it is very much a "year on"! Take a look at some of the research behind the success of Gap Year programs like Uncharted.
"In addition to intangibles like greater maturity, improved confidence, and heightened communication skills, students who take a gap year have been shown to do better in college." – TeenLife contributor, Marie Schwartz
"The American Gap Association research found that 90 percent of students who take a structured gap year return to school within a year, and are more likely to graduate on time and with a higher grade-point average." – Jessica Dickler, CNBC
"The highest three rated outcomes of gap years is that of gaining 'a better sense of who I am as a person and what is important to me' followed by '[the gap year] gave me a better understanding of other countries, people, cultures, and ways of living' and 'it provided me with additional skills and knowledge that contributed to my career or academic major.' – Gap Year Association
"Students who took a gap year typically say they entered college feeling more recharged and focused, while universities say those students often arrive on campus as better leaders — more civically engaged and motivated." – Hope Yen, Associated Press