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Author: Eliza Cope

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Eliza Cope is a 2012 graduate of UNH, where she studied Spanish, writing and environmental conservation. She recently moved back to the US after a year living and working in Canada, and is pursuing a career in elementary education.

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 11:37 a.m. by Eliza Cope | View Comments
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Taking a gap year is an increasingly popular choice among college-bound high school seniors. From local and international community service or trekking through the wilderness, to residential internships, gap year programs give teens the opportunity to find direction and purpose before entering the college environment. Students who take gap years are able to pursue their existing passions, discover new interests, and challenge themselves in ways that often result in increased self-awareness, maturity, and confidence. The gap year enables teens to take a break, as it were, from the intense academic climate of school and allows them to truly be ready ...