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How Boise State's New Gap Year Program Works To Graduate More Students


A gap year is time some students take away from the college classroom to volunteer, find themselves and generally prepare for the higher-ed experience. It's a common experience in Europe but has become more common in the U.S. in recent years.

Last fall, Boise State University pioneered a structured gap year to help retain students during the pandemic. Idaho Matters learns about this program's possible future beyond COVID-19 from Boise State Public Radio reporter Troy Oppie.

Troy Oppie reports and hosts local Weekend Edition and various Saturday programming for Boise State Public Radio News. He's also heard Saturday nights on Boise State Public Radio Music's Jazz Conversations.