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2017 USA Gap Year Fairs!

USA Gap Year Fairs is a national circuit of events that bring together reputable Gap Year organizations, interested students and parents, high school college counselors and Gap Year experts. They are an excellent opportunity to educate yourself about Gap Year options and speak face-to-face with dozens of programs. Each fair begins with a keynote address…

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Gap Year Gear Guide 2016

  Perhaps you have a young traveler in your life that is about to embark on a gap year. Or a college student preparing to study abroad. Or maybe your colleague is taking a sabbatical. In any case, there are aspirational gift guides (looking at you Neiman Marcus) and there are practical gift guides. This is…

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Please Don’t Move to Canada, But Keep Traveling

On election night, Canada’s immigration page crashed due to massive server activity. My Facebook feed was flooded with threats from friends who were going to pick up and move out of the country.  While the sentiment is understandable if the election did not go your way, it is also deeply troubling in its implications. Are…

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Recommended Gap Year Reads

For hundreds of years, tales have been spun about the adventures of travelers in distant lands. Memoirs of these travels serve to inform – and inspire- its readers. The following list compiles travelogues written in the 20th century by authors as famous as Che Guevara to former 30 Rock producer Steve Hely. They range from serious to hilarious,…

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