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Should teenagers in the United States adopt the British custom of taking a gap year between high school and college?

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LeAnne Ray

on 16 May 2011

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Transcript of Should teenagers in the United States adopt the British custom of taking a gap year between high school and college?

Should teenagers in the United States adopt the British custom of taking a gap year between high school and college? Why I chose this topic: Benefits Disadvantages The process What I already knew: teenagers are already taking a year abroad Helps teenagers mature Teaches life lessons Gain responsibility Become more respectful Grow to be cautious How do British students benefit from the gap year program, and would United States students receive the same benefits? Make a difference in other people Gain valuable skills and experience Set themselves aside from other peers What would it take to make this opportunity for US students a reality? Decide where you are going How you will get there What you want to do when you finally get there Are you traveling with someone? Visas and passport? Backpacking? Financing? Insurance? What are the disadvantages of taking a gap year between high school and college? difficulty of organizing the trip running out of money getting out of the habit of studying One out of three gap year teens seek bail-out from their parents in three months Only nine percent actually work while they are away “The disadvantage is that students get out of the habit of school. The longer students wait the harder learning becomes. If you don’t use it, you lose it!” - Kelly Ray Reflection: Go straight to college recommend taking a gap year to others If economy was better...
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