Students can benefit from “gap” year: Sylvester

May 29, 2018

In an interview with CBC, Cam Sylvester, North American Regional Director of Lattitude Global Volunteering, stated that some students can benefit from a year off between high school and university, or at some point during their university careers. “We don't give kids much time to think about who they are and where they're going to go. They've been told by most of their counsellors they've got to go right into university, their parents are telling them that,” said Sylvester, citing higher GPAs, lower dropout rates, and quicker completion rates as some of the potential benefits of taking a gap year. CBC states that volunteering, working, or taking time to think about future opportunities are popular options for a gap year.