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24June2017

Don’t Mind the Gap – Top 3 Reasons to Consider a College Gap Year

by The Red Pen

The concept of taking a gap year has been around for a long time, but lately the popularity of the gap year is increasing as high profile students such as Malia Obama opt to take a year out before joining Harvard. According to some reports, there has been a 23% increase in gap year students

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22December2012

Gap Years

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

As the time draws near to submit college applications for programs abroad, even some of the most qualified students opt to take a gap year – i.e. a year off between high school and college. How do you decide if this is the right choice for you and if you are planning to take a

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22December2012

Getting Your Act Together By November

by Originally published in Hindustan Times, Education Supplement

You’ve been thinking about getting your college applications together for a while now. But between class work, homework, tuitions and life, you haven’t made much headway yet.  Don’t despair – if you want to apply to colleges in the US or UK, there is still time to meet the January deadlines. If you are applying

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