December 3, 2018

The First "Official Gap Year College"

The Gap Year Association has named Warren Wilson College its first "Official Gap Year College".

According to Ethan Knight, executive director of the Gap Year Association, “If a gap year is to go out, explore the world, and understand yourself and your place in the world better, then college is the next step to really cement the better attributes of society and self," and  "Warren Wilson is a great place for students to land.” The Gap Year Association, who looked deeply into Warren Wilson's policies and programs before making the college their first Gap Year College, states on its website that Warren Wilson College is, "GYA's first Official Gap Year College - having met the standards for a gap year graduate to land successfully".

Warren Wilson College stands proudly behind applicants who wish to take a Gap Year before attending. The college's belief in the value of a Gap Year is evidenced by how it treats its Gap Year students. The College’s initiatives include leadership scholarships for students who have excelled in gap year experiences, varied international and domestic study away programs and internships, themed housing for gap year students, and a general education program anchored in a commitment to civic identity and community engagement.

Read Warren Wilson College's Press Release announcing their selection and how pleased they are, as well as what they have to say about Gap Years and students.

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