n South African Journal of Higher Education - The possible value of a gap year : a case study

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



The taking of a 'gap year', immediately after completing their secondary school education, to explore life before embarking on formal studies or starting their career, is a growing phenomenon among young people in South Africa. This research study explores the experiences of three young people who engaged in a gap year and focuses on the influence that gap year had on their individual career decision-making process.

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