Gap Year Information

This series of posts provides gap year information for those interested in learning more about gap year programs for students in the United States. Topics here include how and why to choose a gap year program, key issues related to the development of the US gap year market, and perspectives on the relationship between the gap year and higher education.

How Children Succeed and Purpose in Higher Education
The higher education crisis isn’t about price. It’s about value. The issue lies in the fact that undergraduates arrive on campus unprepared. Sure, they may have great grades and test scores, but that only indicates that students are proficient in achieving great grades and test scores. Higher education offers exceptional learning opportunities, but without a
Thursday, 08 November 2012 / Published in Gap Year Information
Gandhi Social Change Leader
The social sector invests heavily in the tools of social change. But tools don’t build or fix things. People do. Specifically, it’s social change leaders with vision — shaped by love and intellect — that wield tools effectively (see parts #1 and #2 of this series). We must invest in developing highly effective social change
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 / Published in Gap Year Information
Yunus Clinton Social Innovation
David Bornstein in the NY Times Fixes column recently referred to social innovation as part of a “breakthrough – maybe even a new Enlightenment.” He believes it is creating new and lasting change that is unprecedented in the social sector. But, social innovation faces an undeniable limitation: it is merely a tool. And, like any tool, its impact