Some people think that students who don’t take a break in studies between a high school and a university are at disadvantage compared to students that travel and work after high school before furthering their education. Do you agree or disagree?
Recently, the Gap Year for students is a hot topic to discuss. It means a rest in one's education career after high school graduation. In general, most of the students directly enroll in university or college after high school. However, more and more teachers and parents recommend students to spend the Gap year to broaden their horizons.
In such opportunities, students can spend their time freely on what they want such as traveling, short-time exchange program, internship, part-time job, and so on. Experiences outside school may help students' growth in terms of communication skill or independence, and furthermore, some affairs in the break can motivate students to study or work hardly. In addition, the Japanese school year begins in April, not in September like in the United States and other countries. Japanese students who want to study abroad have to spend gap terms from the point of view of globalism.
On the other hand, some says students can experience travel and work enough in the vacation. In most university, students have enough free time in sabbaticals more than 2 months in summer and spring. If it is not sufficient, he or she can be absent from the school, and exchange programs also help the student. Till now, Gap Year systems have not developed. As far as educational systems have not change, students can not spend their gap terms at ease.
Although it needs more improvement for the Gap Year system in Japan, I personally agree with the system can help students' success in their lives. However, it is not sure that students who spend gap terms are more advantageous than students without a break because sabbaticals are also available to them for additional experiences.
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