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    Polygence Gap Year Program

    Polygence Gap Year Program


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: United States
    • Category: Academic
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    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
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    There are so many ways to spend your Gap Year. However you build the year ahead, Polygence research projects are a perfect opportunity to complement and synthesize your experiences into a tangible outcome. In fact, Polygence is an official member of the Gap Year Association as a recognized program.

    No matter how you plan to spend your gap year, mentored research is an opportunity to learn in a way completely different from your high school classes. Your program can be completed on your schedule and is tailored specifically for you.

    • Get inspired: Students have opted to start their gap year with a Polygence research project, and the experience sparked a passion that helped them frame the rest of their year.
    • Learn about the world: Travel and entering the ‘real world’ is a transformational experience that will expose you to new ideas which will lead to new questions. Dive deeper into those questions upon your return and connect them to your future.
    • Create something tangible: Turn your lived experience into something tangible and shareable. Your project can be in any format you want — in addition to research papers, students have recorded podcasts, published articles, built prototypes, developed apps, and much more.

    How it works:

    • Get matched with a hand-selected mentor that is an expert in your chosen topic.
    • Over 10 sessions, deep dive into your topic, learn research skills, and develop your project.
    • Finish with a research project in the format of your choosing and decide how you will showcase it.