Why take a gap year? High school students face many questions every year, and this is just one of them. Why? Because of the many benefits taking a gap or bridge year can bring. A bridge year can help a student decide where to go to college or what to study. It can help you land a job. It can set the students on the track of becoming successful young women and men. But it can also do so much more. Here are 10 ways reasons for students to take a gap year.