USA Gap Year Fair Comes to Lawrence Upper School

We are proud to announce that Lawrence School has been selected as a host site for the USA Gap Year Fair. The fair – which will bring together reputable gap year organizations, interested students and parents, college counselors and gap year experts – will be held at the Upper School campus on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.

The fair will be held from 1-4 p.m. and registration is free. Click here to complete the online registration form.

"This is the first Gap Year Fair in Ohio and we are very proud and excited that Lawrence will be a host site this year," said Jennifer Mattes, who is the director of our College and Career Planning Center. "We work with all of our students to create a clearly articulated plan for life after Lawrence. Although a gap year isn't for everyone, taking one certainly has a lot of benefits for the right student. Some experiences allow students to gain a solid worldview through service and travel, while others provide meaningful internships that prepare students for the realities of the workforce. Each has their own enriching component."

USA Gap Year Fairs is an annual circuit of 40+ events that bring together reputable gap year organizations, interested students and parents, educational professionals, and gap year experts across North America each winter. For the past 12 years, the fairs have provided students with a broad exposure to gap year programs that encourage active learning through travel, cultural immersion, service, work experience, and mentorship.

Opportunities for face-to-face conversations with gap year program providers, trip leaders, advisors, and gap year alumni offer attendees a personal and individualized experience. Each event begins with a presentation by gap year advisors and alumni. These gap year experts provide attendees with a rich overview of the gap year option, share relevant data, highlight authentic student experiences, and provide tips and resources to help guide families through gap year research.

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