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Gap year? - January 9th 2009, 02:48 PM

I have made a rough plan for my gap year, I just wondered if anyone had any comments, suggestions etc. I also want to see if people think its a worthwhile way of spending my year:
Spending 9 months on a CSV project (for those who don't know, its a full time UK voluntary project , that provides accomdation, food, and I will be given some money)
while I am doing that taking a distance learning course (I was thinking something like, anatomy and phisiology, counseling, or abuse and trauma, as I want to be a mental health nurse)
Then doing camp America
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Re: Gap year? - January 9th 2009, 11:17 PM

Sounds like you've got a good, structured plan. There are alot of people who decide to do gap years, but they don't have plans other than to go back to school in a year, and by then, they've lost motivation to go back so they don't. The experience from the CVS project and the course you may be taking can be good in the long run. If it's what you want, go for it.


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Re: Gap year? - January 9th 2009, 11:22 PM

Definitely. Go for it. Sounds great (:

Also, I know that if you take a gap year, universities want to know what you did in that time and if it was dedicated was anything 'useful' as apposed to just sitting around for a year






   
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Re: Gap year? - January 10th 2009, 01:50 PM

I think that this sounds really worthwhile and that you'd get a lot out of it! I wish my gap year is as planned as yours! xxx
   
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Re: Gap year? - January 11th 2009, 01:31 PM

It's great that you have a plan in place and I believe that if you do take a course it will help with the wanting/not wanting to go back thing that a lot of people run into.

Sounds like you will have a great time in your year off, stick with the plan and I'm sure you will enjoy it. Also, I would suggest that you make sure you have a plan in place to go back to school, and try to make sure you do go back. If you have too much fun you may not want to go back to studying, but don't let that stop you.
   
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Re: Gap year? - January 14th 2009, 01:39 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions about which course I should take? Any comments on camp America?




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Re: Gap year? - January 14th 2009, 03:03 PM

You should only do a gap year IF you have an idea/plan of what you are planning to do during that year. It would be a waste if all you did was sat on your couch for a year without doing something useful. It seems like you have a good plan! I have never heard of Camp America, but you should take a course that interests you. If you plan on going to college the year after, you could take a course(s) about a field you plan to major in.


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Re: Gap year? - January 15th 2009, 12:57 PM

Great plan! Try not to let anything get in the way of your plan! Thats what I did and now I look back in regret! So even if it means changing your plan up a bit make sure you do at least one of the things you mentioned! Best of luck!

(And from what I gather Camp America costs about 500 - 750 but then they pay you about 500 at the end of the camp! :O )
   
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Re: Gap year? - January 21st 2009, 09:52 PM

I wish my parents would let me have a gap year, but they are stopping me from a gap year. Good Luck
   
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Re: Gap year? - January 23rd 2009, 04:45 PM

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I wish my parents would let me have a gap year, but they are stopping me from a gap year. Good Luck
My family think its a bad idea. There is some great advice on realgap.com if you want to bring it up with them.
I am saving up all my money from my next few birthdays + christmases.




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