Taking Time Off, 2nd Edition

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 30, 2016 - Study Aids - 288 pages
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Have you ever thought about taking time off to
• ride your bike across the United States?
• conduct research in the Amazonian rain forest?
• work on a presidential campaign?
• build houses for the poor?

Tens of thousands of students each year take a break before, or even during college to work, travel, volunteer, or do something just plain different. No matter what you may plan to do with your time away, Taking Time Off shows you how to make the most of it. Included are the inspiring stories of 26 students whose pursuits in their time away from school were fulfilling and enjoyable. You'll find practical advice on every aspect of planning a break, from researching your options and financing your leave to convincing your parents it's a worthy idea. This book's resources section also lists programs, jobs, and American and international organizations that can help you to plan your own time off.

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Colin Hall and Ron Lieber spent 14 years together at the Francis Parker School in Chicago and two years together at Amherst College. Before attending Amherst, Colin took two gap years in order to work and then travel through Africa and Australia. Colin is the chief executive of a banking firm and lives in London with his wife and son. Ron Lieber is the Your Money columnist for The New York Times and the author of "The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money." He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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