By Lindsey Henke
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A study from the University of Sydney has found that 7.6 percent of students who graduated high school in 2004 took a gap year before finishing college.
Many students decide to take a break from school between high school and college, but some also take breaks between their first and last college years. These gap years are usually spent studying abroad, volunteering, or, most commonly, working.
The study found that after taking a gap year to gain perspective, students are usually more motivated to finish their college degrees.