The ‘Gap Year’ Might Be Good for Young People — But It Will Cost Families
Nicole Dieker
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I always thought the “ideal” of a gap year was: “Go to a foreign country with not nearly enough money to stay comfortably, get out of your comfort zone, see the sights, interact with the people, etc.”

I thought the reality of a gap year was: “Go to a foreign country with not nearly enough money to act like a tourist, hole up in a backpacker’s hostel surrounded by other young people doing the same thing, spend all remaining funds on cheap alcohol and drugs.”

I guess we can add: “Overpriced summer camp for older teens” to the list.

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