Many high school graduates decide to take a gap year before going to university. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages? Give reasons for your answer.
- Opportunity to gain practical work experience
- Opportunity to expand social and professional networks
- Opportunity to take part in courses which will improve students’ academic and non-academic skills, e.g. presentation
- Possible financial difficulty to cover costs of living during the gap year
- The advantages will not be realistic if students do not clearly plan their gap year
- Academic skills, e.g. foreign language proficiency, can be reduced if students are not in a proper academic environment.
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