You’re driven, curious, and will definitely make this a year ‘on,’ not a year ‘off.'
There are many opportunities to get real-world experience on your gap year, so plan ahead about what skills you want to learn.
Consider learning a new language while abroad – it’s way more effective than learning from a textbook. Or look for programs that offer internships in areas you care about, like the environment, health, or education.
Done right, your gap year will set you up for success in college and beyond!