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Julia’s TEDx Talk

I have spent my entire professional career telling young people not to go to college. Ok, let me clarify. I have spent my entire professional career telling young people not to go to college right away. Why? Because we are facing a crisis in higher education and we need to get creative. Whatโ€™s the end…

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Notes from Cuba

wow, wow WOW! Tom and I were blown away by the vibrance and energy of this island nation. And as with most places, we learned so much about the country’s complex history with the US. Overall, I would highly recommend Cuba as both a gapper destination or vacation destination. But here’s the caveat: don’t just…

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How to Write a Deferral Letter for a Gap Year

For prospective gap year students, the spring is an exciting time. Youโ€™ve heard from your colleges and now the choice is yours. Increasingly, students are making the choice to ask their future college for a deferral – which holds their spot at school for a year – in favor of a gap year. Most deferral-friendly…

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Gap Year Radio: One More Way to #ExploretheGapYear

Last year, my fellow gap year colleague Margo Brookfield approached me about starting a podcast. It took me about a second of thought before I said, “Yes! Let’s do it!!!” And now, about a year later, we are well into our second season of Gap Year Radio. The mission of Gap Year Radio is to…

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