Date of this Version
Capstone Project Poster Presentation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2014
After spending the first twelve years in school, it is essential for students to have the opportunity to have hands on experiences of what they’ve learned in a different environment. A gap year is time out to travel between life stages. It refers to a period of time in which people disengage from curricular education or work to undertake activities that involve traveling, volunteering, or studying abroad. A gap year is an experience that American students should adopt because it increases student’s performance, motivation, independence, maturity, adds to student’s future employability, and builds student’s social skills.