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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 is a weekend news host and reporter for Boise State Public Radio News, and host of Jazz Conversations (since 2013) on Boise State Public Radio Music.