Gap Year: Congrats! You're Accepted to College, Now Go Away

Sam Helderop received an acceptance letter from Michigan's Hope College this spring, but has no intention of going -- at least not in the fall of 2012. The college has allowed him to defer his admission, and Helderop will take a gap year to teach English with the DaLaa project in a remote village in Thailand, then backpack throughout Southeast Asia -- "until my money runs out." "I always wanted to travel pretty much my entire life," said Helderop, a graduating senior from Grand Rapids, Mich....Full Story
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