Another factor that goes into determining what college is right for an individual student is the retention and graduation rates of a college. All of the previously mentioned factors have allowed me to narrow my choices down to t... ... middle of paper ... ...to waste, but instead used to excel us as students through life. It starts by making the hard choices and putting in the extra work that a college will require. Works Cited "ASCO: Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry | Advancing and Promoting Optometric Education." ASCO Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
When a student goes to a different country, he or she experiences different lifestyle, rules and people than usual, and that helps the student learn new things and make new friends. Leaving the country to learn a different education is a great idea. It has its issues, but studying abroad absolutely has more positives. Students cannot only learn from an academic, but they can also get life experiences and self-development. Having an education in a different country is a good idea.
During this Gap year, students can engage in: advanced academic courses, language studies, learning a trade, volunteer, travel and work, internships, sports and more. All these options are for the purpose of improving themselves in knowledge, maturity, decision making, leadership, independence, and self-sufficiency. For most students, gap experiences have an impact on their choice of academic major and career, either setting them on a different path than before or confirming their direction. Consequently, a Gap Year offers a student the prospect of exploring a multitude of options to grow from, and afterwards will undoubtedly lead to clearer goals for their future. Gap experiences generally cost less than the equivalent time in college, and there are options that make it possible to earn money to pay for college education (Sarouhan, Jane and Jason).