Why Take a Gap Year?
Wander. Explore. Learn. Lead.
Why should you take a gap year?
A gap year is an opportunity for young adults to take a break from traditional education in order to learn more about themselves and the world, while clarifying their goals before their next step. According to the 2015 National Alumni Survey conducted by Temple University and the American Gap Association, students have reported real benefits from taking a gap year, particularly geared towards personal growth. Of the students surveyed, 98% of participants said their gap year helped them develop as a person, 96% found it increased their self-confidence, and 93% agreed that it increased their communications skills.
Our gap programs are designed to allow participants to discover new interests and passions under the mentorship of inspiring program instructors and community leaders. Students can expect to learn about critical global and local issues, gain insight into another culture, and find a new sense of confidence through a life changing experience. Having spent a gap program maturing and broadening perspectives, Alzar Gap students are better prepared for life after high school.