5 Reasons to Consider Taking a Gap Year

Updated: Jul 9, 2020


According to a study abroad organization CIEE, Harvard has seen a 33 percent increase in the number of their students electing to take gap years before pursuing their degree.



Though gap years weren’t common during the Baby Boomer collegiate experience, they are becoming increasingly common among millennial young adults looking to branch out and explore other interests, communities, and cultures before entering an undergraduate or graduate school today. According to a study abroad organization CIEE, Harvard has seen a 33 percent increase in the number of their students electing to take gap years before pursuing their degree.


As the world grows increasingly stressful for incoming generations, with inflation, overpopulation, and competition running rampant in every single industry, the consideration of a year to gather one’s thoughts and explore what’s out there is looking tremendously beneficial.

Here are 5 reasons to consider taking a gap year in 2018: