A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between secondary school and higher education.
More example sentences
- Tara, 19, from north London, had a gap year before university.
- He is taking a gap year between school and university, and is currently working as a spiked intern.
- Lots of students now take a gap year and use it to travel or work abroad.
Definition of gap year in:
- The British & World English dictionary