Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Elizabeth Keene of the HHS Guidance Department writes: Our Gap Year Fair drew over 150 families and 25 exhibitors to the atrium on November 19. Many who came were not HHS students, and some were from outside the Upper Valley.

What is a gap year? It's an opportunity of a lifetime... a year off between high school and college to gain real-life experiences through travel, language immersion, community service, conservation programs, outdoor adventure, and professional internships. It's a
post-secondary opportunity for self-exploration and personal growth which can lead to clearer direction and motivation for college studies. Many programs include travel, directed study, service, internship opportunities and more. Among the exhibitors were the Council on International Exchange; City Year; Gap Year South Africa; Global Routes; Oxford Advanced Studies; Rustic Pathways; MASA Israel Journey; all under the sponsorship of Dynamy Internship Year of Worcester, MA (www.internshipyear.org).