In addition to taking on everything from chaos theory to Rosa Parks, trusty and entertaining hosts Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant have addressed ALL the questions associated with Gap Years in a recent episode of the Stuff You Should Know Podcast.
In 55 minutes they banter with hard research and humor on subjects including:
- The history & evolution of the Gap Year
- The risks of schooling burn out
- Stats that will soothe parent concerns regarding a child’s wish to do a Gap Year
- Different ways to approach planning & doing a Gap Year
- How colleges are responding to incoming students who want to do a Gap Year (#positively!)
- How to offset the costs of a Gap Year
- and lots more.
Bonus?! Chuck & Josh giggling over the name, “Where There Be Dragons” at the 13-minute mark! 🙂
Head over to the podcast to listen to the full (and fun) episode. You can also check out the show notes in this article in which the author, Clint Pumphrey,
“I’ve always thought asking 18-year-olds to pick a college major is a recipe for disaster. How can we expect anyone with such little life experience to know what they want to do for the next 40 years? After writing this article, though, I can definitely see how a well-planned gap year might just help some people make better decisions about their future. I think it’s great to take a year after high school to learn more about yourself and your interests, and even have a little fun in the process. It certainly beats switching gears when you’re a few years into college, or worse, saddled with the responsibility of a family, career and mortgage!”
If you have more questions after listening to the episode, feel free to post them in the comments and we’ll answer them.
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