There are many reasons for taking a break, such as to gain work experience, travel, or to mature. Some students decide to take a year off after high school to save money and work. Some students use this time to travel the world. A gap year is the ideal opportunity for some students to take a break from college before they start. Students may be behind their peers in college. Students who have taken a gap-year may find it difficult to get back into academic mode after a year away from school.