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Author: Amy Anthony

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Amy Anthony is a journalist now working for the Associated Press in Providence, R.I.

Posted April 27, 2017, 11:19 a.m. by Amy Anthony | View Comments

For some students, a gap year is a chance to get in touch with their spiritual side or to learn more about their faith. There are several gap year programs that combine adventure, community service and even academics with contemplation or religious study. Below are some examples of spiritual or faith related gap year programs. Young Judaea Year Course – Gap Year in Israel Where: Bat Yam and Jerusalem Duration: Nine months Cost: Approximately $24,000; check the website for details. Students in this program, which is the oldest gap year program in Israel, can expect a challenge and an adventure, ...

Posted June 23, 2016, 9:40 a.m. by Amy Anthony | View Comments
College or Gap? Now You Can Do Both Right Out of High School

Unsure whether to head straight to college or take a gap year off? You can do both at the same time with gap year options run by colleges. Several universities and colleges now offer programs that allow incoming freshmen to defer their enrollment for a semester or an academic year while they get the valuable life experience that a break from pure academics offers. It might be the answer to what to do during a gap year? While college-based gap programs vary in focus and in scope – some offer volunteer experiences while others?provide?internships?–?participating students develop a pre-college community of ...