Princeton to Offer a Gap Year

There was an interesting article in the Times yesterday about Princeton’s reconsideration of foreign study. Princeton currently manages to send about 30% of its students abroad; that is the second highest in the league after Dartmouth’s 60%. (More information on that can be found here.)

According to yesterday’s article, Princeton is in the process of creating a program that would send up to 10% of the incoming class on a Princeton-overseen gap year. Tuition would not be charged, and those in need may even receive financial aid from the school in order to participate. Princeton’s president hopes to have the program up and running by the fall of 2009.