Most have heard of gap years, many have debated it, but few actually understand it. In reality, a gap year is simply a year, or even less, taken out of formal education.campamerica_logo

The year you choose to do this may occur during the transition from secondary school to tertiary education, or even after completing all formal education but before entering the workforce. Regardless of when it occurs, there are many options for gap years that include travel, work or volunteering.

For an excellent overview of taking a gap year, what type of things you can do, including advantages and disadvantages of taking time away from study,
go to this link at Careers NZ.