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Students attending the virtual gap year fair hosted by the school and USA Gap Year Fairs listen to Accredited Gap Year Consultant and co-founder of J2Guides Jason Sarouhan, who delivered a speech about potential activities for students to participate in during gap years. Credit: Jackson Mayer/Chronicle

School partners with USA Gap Year Fairs to host virtual gap year information session

Jackson Mayer February 15, 2022

The National USA Gap Year Fair was co-hosted by the school and USA Gap Year Fairs on Feb. 12. The three-hour virtual event started with an opening Gap Year 101 webinar discussing gap years at large, followed...

School hosts gap year fair

Casey Kim February 26, 2018

Students and parents learned about different gap year programs and summer opportunities at the USA Gap Year Fair Feb. 22. Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson oversaw the event...

Patterson discusses Brownstein fellowship

Lauren Nehorai January 12, 2018

Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson presented gap year fellowship opportunities to the senior class Jan 5. Patterson played a video to explain the history of the Brownstein fellowship....

Illustration by Samantha Ko

Mind the Gap: Students Discuss the Stigma Around Taking a Gap Year

Kitty Luo April 29, 2017

After a summer of interning at Otium, a restaurant in Downtown L.A., Oliver Friedman ‘17 fell in love with cooking and working in the hospitality industry. He realized that he wanted to learn more about...

Students and parents from throughout the Los Angeles area speak to representatives of gap year providers. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

School hosts gap year fair for area students

Sofia Heller February 23, 2017

Students from different high schools in Los Angeles gathered with their parents at the USA Gap Year Fair in Hamilton Gym on Feb. 22 to explore their options after graduating high school. Vice President...

Sarah Winshel 15 took a gap year to volunteer with Hillary Clintons presidential campaign.

Filling the Gap

Claire Dennis May 25, 2016

Like a growing number of graduating high school seniors, including the president’s daughter Malia Obama, Conor Belfield ’14 took a year off before starting college in 2015. "I felt like I was on a...

Student to work, teach, volunteer on 4 continents

Morganne Ramsey June 4, 2014

Instead of traveling to New York this fall to start at Cornell University, Eojin Choi ’14 will travel to Nepal to start her gap year. Choi, who is one of the winners of this year’s Brownstein Fellowship,...

Fellow to explore ancient ruins in South America

Jessica Lee June 4, 2014

Conor Belfield ’14, who is a recipient of the Brownstein Fellowship, plans to travel to South America through the gap year program Thinking Beyond Borders. Belfield will spend five weeks in Ecuador,...

Something untraditional: take a gap year

Elizabeth Madden March 13, 2013

As I was doing my homework in my room after school last week, I heard my dad call from downstairs, a grave seriousness marking his usually jovial tone. "Elizabeth! Your mom and I need to talk to you." "Oh...

2 seniors to travel abroad for gap years

May 28, 2010

  By Austin Block At least two students will take gap years next year. The Brownstein Fellowship, a financial award given each year to one senior to support a gap year involving service and...

Photo Gallery: Gap Year Fair

February 26, 2010

The Los Angeles Gap Year Fair featured over 30 different Gap Year programs in Chalmers on Tuesday Feb. 23.

Seniors vote to support financial aid with class gift

March 19, 2008

By Michelle Yousefzadeh Seniors voted to give the senior class gift to the Alumni Scholar Endowment Fund, a fund which assists students with financial aid. “I think the senior class made a very mature...

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