Gap year

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A gap year, also known as a sabbatical year, is typically a year-long break between high school and college/university.wikipedia
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Dynamy

The organization called Dynamy was founded with the intentions of teaching young people self confidence and the role they play in a large community.
Dynamy strives to challenge, support, and empower young adults from 17-22 to find their mission in life during a Gap year.

Volunteering

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These students might take advanced courses in math or language studies, learn a trade, study art, volunteer, travel, take internships, play sports, or get involved in cultural exchanges.
An increasingly popular form of volunteering among young people, particularly gap year students and graduates, is to travel to communities in the developing world to work on projects with local organisations.

Career break

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Career break
It is most common in the UK, where it grew out of the gap year concept.

Sabbatical

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Sabbatical year
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Journeyman years

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Journeyman years
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Internship

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These students might take advanced courses in math or language studies, learn a trade, study art, volunteer, travel, take internships, play sports, or get involved in cultural exchanges.

Topdeck

With the long term success of organizations like Topdeck, Flight Centre, and Raleigh International, the gap year industry developed rapidly.

Flight Centre

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With the long term success of organizations like Topdeck, Flight Centre, and Raleigh International, the gap year industry developed rapidly.

Raleigh International

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With the long term success of organizations like Topdeck, Flight Centre, and Raleigh International, the gap year industry developed rapidly. In 1978, the Prince of Wales and Colonel John Blashford-Snell began Operation Drake which what is now known as Raleigh International, an expedition voyage around the world following Sir Francis Drake's route.

Ethiopia

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In 1967, Nicholas Maclean-Bristol created Project Trust, which sent three volunteers to Ethiopia from the UK.

United Kingdom

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In 1967, Nicholas Maclean-Bristol created Project Trust, which sent three volunteers to Ethiopia from the UK.

Charles, Prince of Wales

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In 1978, the Prince of Wales and Colonel John Blashford-Snell began Operation Drake which what is now known as Raleigh International, an expedition voyage around the world following Sir Francis Drake's route.

John Blashford-Snell

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In 1978, the Prince of Wales and Colonel John Blashford-Snell began Operation Drake which what is now known as Raleigh International, an expedition voyage around the world following Sir Francis Drake's route.

Operation Drake

In 1978, the Prince of Wales and Colonel John Blashford-Snell began Operation Drake which what is now known as Raleigh International, an expedition voyage around the world following Sir Francis Drake's route.

Francis Drake

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In 1978, the Prince of Wales and Colonel John Blashford-Snell began Operation Drake which what is now known as Raleigh International, an expedition voyage around the world following Sir Francis Drake's route.

Worcester, Massachusetts

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In 1969, the first gap year organization was founded in Worcester, Massachusetts.

United States

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In the 1980s, the gap year idea was promoted by Cornelius H. Bull in the United States to allow students more time for individual growth.

Overseas experience

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In New Zealand this is known as "doing an OE" (Overseas experience).
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Belgium

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The Time Credit system in Belgium entitles employees of one year per lifetime of absence from their job, in order to prevent burn-out and to provide an opportunity to pursue other important things in life.

Denmark

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Denmark has sought to limit the number of students who take a year out, penalizing students who delay their education to travel abroad or work full-time.

Politics of Denmark

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In April 2009, the Danish government proposed a new law which gives a bonus to students who refrain from a year out.

Ghana

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In Ghana, most senior high school leavers have a year out from August to the August of the following year, although this is not mandatory.

Israel

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In Israel, it is customary for young adults who have completed their mandatory military service to go backpacking abroad in groups before starting university or full-time work.