Small projects for a high-school senior on gap year.
March 8, 2009 11:48 AM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend some projects or self-improvement/self-studying for a high school senior taking a gap year between high school and college?
posted by zhang.chuck to Education (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am already planning on doing some traveling and working at a job/internship, but I've heard from friends who have taken gap years that doing something for too long gets repetitive and detracts from the experience (especially since, as a high school senior, I will probably be going more for the "experience" of living in the real world rather than doing anything terribly meaningful).
I'm planning on doing a couple of different things for about three-four months at a time, and I expect some down-time in between.
I'd like to do something in that time-- but I'd probably want to put in 3-4 weeks of hard effort, rather than something that stretches out over a year. I'm interested in political science, history, economics-- generally, current events.
What can I do in that kind of time that will be personally meaningful and interesting?