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Getting the Most Out of Your Gap Year

by Christina Dee


You’ve just finished four grueling years of undergraduate work. Congratulations! But now what? You’ve definitely decided that you want to pursue graduate studies, but you’re not quite ready to do that this September. As your friends begin another school year, you feel a little left out as you realize that you have just entered the beginning of what I call your gap year.

A gap year—or years, in some cases—is not unheard of. In fact, from what I’ve observed, more and more young singers are opting for this gap year between degrees. The reasons for taking time off vary, from solidifying technique to working to pay off student loans. Whatever your reason, the most important thing is to determine what you want to gain during your gap year.

Here are some suggestions of how to best lay out your gap year for the best use of your time and money.

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