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Gap Year

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Chloe Waugh

Chloe W.

THE WIRRAL PENINSULA,
United Kingdom

62 posts

Is anybody planning on taking a gap year to travel or work etc? Or has anybody previously taken a gap year?

I'm planning on taking on in a year and need to sort it out pretty soon if I am to do so but i'm not sure on what to do yet.

I've looked into voulenteering projects throughout Africa and have looked into working in Australia.

4 years ago

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Zanna V.D

Zanna V.

YORKSHIRE,
United Kingdom

2879 posts

L.O.L

0 · June 7, 2010

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Kat O

Kat O.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

1092 posts

i'd love to work in a school in thailand. or go to franch and spain. sadly, i'm poor :L

0 · June 7, 2010

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Aya N

Aya N.

TRIANGLE Y TRIANGLE,
Philippines

317 posts

whats a gap year?

0 · June 7, 2010

#5
Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna T.

ROSS-ON-WYE,
United Kingdom

143 posts

I am (:
When are you going?

0 · June 7, 2010

#6
Nikki Brazieré

Nikki B.

NOTTINGHAM,
United Kingdom

116 posts

lmfao.

0 · June 7, 2010

#7
Chloe Waugh

Chloe W.

THE WIRRAL PENINSULA,
United Kingdom

62 posts

Ohhh that's ace! Doing what?

0 · June 7, 2010

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Chloe Waugh

Chloe W.

THE WIRRAL PENINSULA,
United Kingdom

62 posts

@Aya N.

Where you take a year out before uni or after uni before you get a job

0 · June 7, 2010

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Chloe Waugh

Chloe W.

THE WIRRAL PENINSULA,
United Kingdom

62 posts

@Suzanna T.

Oh cool, it will be september 2010 to september 2011. What are you going to do? And whens yours?

0 · June 7, 2010

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Kat O

Kat O.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

1092 posts

@Aya N.

something adults encourage young people to do, completely disregarding the fact that we have no money and will soon be in debt from student loans.

0 · June 7, 2010

#12
Becky C

Becky C.

SOUTHWEST UK,
United Kingdom

470 posts

Everyone I know who's done a gap year this year has had to postpone any dreams of travelling far away since they're finding it really difficult to get a short-term job before starting uni. My friend has had to spend most of his time on gap year playing video games and watching terrible TV rather than getting to earn money or go travelling.

0 · June 7, 2010

#14
Zanna V.D

Zanna V.

YORKSHIRE,
United Kingdom

2879 posts

@Chloe W.

0 · June 7, 2010

#16
Chloe Waugh

Chloe W.

THE WIRRAL PENINSULA,
United Kingdom

62 posts

@Becky C.

That's not good at all. Thankfully I already have a job, so that should be a problem, so long as I still have on in a year!

0 · June 7, 2010

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Chloe Waugh

Chloe W.

THE WIRRAL PENINSULA,
United Kingdom

62 posts

@Zanna V.

Omg, I thought that punk was actually in Burma. Ha!

0 · June 7, 2010

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Vicky Violet

Vicky V.

ANTWERP,
Belgium

934 posts

I went to work straight after secondary school. I liked it, it's given me a great deal of experience and a shitload of money as well. Now I'm in college, but I kind of bailed out (I stopped going to half of my classes and am only doing half of my exams) so who knows what lies ahead.
I might take another year off. Possibly to work as an au pair. But nothing is certain right now.

0 · June 7, 2010

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Mara C

Mara C.

LAS LOUIS AND ST. VEGAS,
United States

4925 posts

I'm gonna be honest, all the people I've met who have done travel gap years (not actual working) before going off to school have come back with massively inflated egos, a huge sense of entitlement, and a disdain for anyone who doesn't want to do the same thing (often times because they're bitter about only getting deferred admission at their top school). An example comparison:

Girl A went to France on a gap year and just partied with French teenagers and thinks anyone who doesn't want to go to France on a gap year is a "close-minded bigot and shouldn't even be allowed to go to college."

Girl B, with whom I've been living briefly, went to France on a gap year and taught English, and she is now very self-reliant and not a cunt.

Sooo yeah. I'd say keep yourself busy. Become more awesome, not cuntier.

0 · June 7, 2010

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Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna T.

ROSS-ON-WYE,
United Kingdom

143 posts

@Mara C.

Massive generalisation?

0 · June 8, 2010

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Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna T.

ROSS-ON-WYE,
United Kingdom

143 posts

I'd like to go to India, maybe the far east or australia, teach in Costa Rica and do a USA summer camp placement. But I'm not sure yet. I think I'll probably go in January 2012

0 · June 8, 2010

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Emma Dooley

Emma D.

MANCHESTER,
United Kingdom

51 posts

I'm coming to the end of a Gap Year and I've really enjoyed it. I've worked for the majority of it but got to go to Milan as well which was a dream of mine, I hoped to go to Paris too before starting Uni but after buying my Leeds Festival ticket and buying lots of beautiful clothes with my wages I'll have to wait.
Two of my friends went to India and South East Asia for 8 months and they thought it was amazing. They got back a few days ago and said it's odd to be back but they're so pleased they went. I don't think they have inflated egos either just for the record.

0 · June 8, 2010

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Mara C

Mara C.

LAS LOUIS AND ST. VEGAS,
United States

4925 posts

@Suzanna T.

No, everything that I write is backed up by decades of scientific research.



Also, it's not a generalization if genuinely every single person I've met who hasn't worked on a gap year has ended up with serious 'tude problemos. Just stating personal experience about my shitty luck in meeting gap year students.

0 · June 8, 2010

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Mara C

Mara C.

LAS LOUIS AND ST. VEGAS,
United States

4925 posts

@Zanna V.

Whaaaat how did I not see this before.

Oh man their other sketches are awesome as well...

0 · June 8, 2010

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Zanna V.D

Zanna V.

YORKSHIRE,
United Kingdom

2879 posts

@Zanna V.

Mara! I thought you of all people would have seen this! hahaha

0 · June 8, 2010

  

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