The pandemic drove many incoming freshman students to defer their first year of college and take an unexpected “gap year.” But what if this became the norm? Guest Abby Falik is a social entrepreneur and founder of Global Citizen Year, an organization that supports students between high school and college, helping them to approach higher ed with more intention and purpose. On the show Abby and Farnoosh discuss the benefits of slowing down the approach to college enrollment, how colleges and universities perceive the students that take a so-called “gap year,” why the concept deserves rebranding and why Abby thinks some colleges will be forced to close in the coming years.
More about Abby: She is the Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year, an award-winning social entrepreneur, and an expert on the changing landscape of education. She is a frequent speaker and writer, and has been featured in prominent forums and news outlets including the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Fast Company Innovation Festival, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR.
Global Citizen Year
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