Taking a gap year seems to be a growing trend. For whatever reason it has the potential to accelerate personal growth and better prepare one for life before or during college. The advantages & disadvantages vary which means that each student and their family need assess the opportunity carefully. What do you want from a gap year after all? How much money will you need? 

Woodbridge families at  Fox Hill RunForest ViewEvergreen EastEvergreen Forest and Cloverleaf Gardens are invited to learn and ask questions when The Woodbridge Public Library presents it’s free ‘Gap Year Informational Webinar for Teens and Parents’ on March 31 from 7pm till 8:30pm.  Presented by Katherine Stievater, Founder of Gap Year Solutions, the webinar will highlight a Q&A about the benefits of Gap time and how to plan a transformational and purposeful Gap Year on any budget.  

By clicking here, you can register for this free virtual event. The Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the program. 

You’ll have a chance to have a professional answer your questions and here are some Gap year pros and cons to think about before the webinar; 

PRO: It gives you time to pursue other passions.

CON: You risk losing your academic momentum.

PRO: It gives you the opportunity to work and get money behind you.

CON: You risk wasting a lot of valuable time.

PRO: It could look impressive on your CV.

CON: It can be very expensive.

PRO: It can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

CON: You will be a year behind.

PRO: The life experience can make you better prepared for university.

CON: It’s a risk.

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