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Grade 8-12

Skipping School: Why You Should Take a Gap Year

by Lavinia Gabriele | Academic Consulting/Coaching FREE

6 Lessons 57:22
  1. 1. Introduction 2:18
  2. 2. My Experience: What Did I Do 13:35
  3. 3. Option 1: Volunteering 11:46
  4. 4. Option 2: Internship 12:58
  5. 5. Option 3: Travel 11:10
  6. 6. How to Apply 5:35

Grade 8-12


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About the course

In senior year I was lost. I didn't know where I wanted to go to college, what I wanted to study, and where I wanted to live. If that sounds like you, then you should do what I did: take a gap year. I made the year between high school and college the best of my life. I traveled to Cape Town in South Africa and learned about finance, interned at a top lending firm, made incredible friends, and admired the city's incredible landscapes. I lived in Shanghai, China where I learned Chinese, worked alongside top entrepreneurs in the city and tasted incredible Chinese dishes. Thanks to my experiences, I am a well-rounded professional, a curious learner, and an overall happier person.


  • College
  • Education
  • Gap Year
  • High School
  • School
  • University


Hi! My name is Lavinia and I have been a tutor since high school. I've taught students from all over the world in different subjects. I am from Rome, Italy but currently live in New York City attending New York University. I am majoring in Business and Political Economy and I am minoring in Chinese.I am currently a Business Development intern at Silicon Valley Bank. My favorite part about tutoring is helping students understand complex topics by teaching in a very simple and organized way.

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