With this in mind, a handful of colleges— Princeton and the University of North Carolina , among them—offer scholarships and fellowships to incoming freshmen who take a gap year. Harvard has long encouraged the practice . And in February, Tufts University launched its 1+4 bridge program, which, starting in fall 2015, will offer gap-year opportunities for national and international service regardless of a student’s ability to pay. Meanwhile, organizations that promote a gap year, including the American Gap Association and USA Gap Fairs , are expanding rapidly.
Sonia Nazario 's best-selling novel, "Enrique's Journey", also depicts the process and obstacles of train migration. While this book mainly focuses on the journey of one person, it speaks for the thousands of other migrants who have struggled to reunite with loved ones. Nazario describes the emotion and difficulty experienced by entire families who are separated by the necessity to become more economically stable. The dangers of crossing Central America and Mexico by train are described in explicit detail as migrants of all ages face street gangs, corrupt officials, hunger, exhaustion, discrimination, poor weather, and deadly trains.
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