After all the hard work of A Levels, it’s a good time to chill out for a while before restarting the academic journey. However, some people decide to experience the world before heading to University or starting a full-time job, and we couldn’t recommend it enough. Here’s our top reasons to have a gap year!
Once you start a full-time job or head to University, it can be hard to stop and have some time to travel the world. A gap year is a great time to visit places you have never been before, and discover what else is happening away from your doorstep. A lot of young people head to Australia, America or Europe during their gap year. You should firstly find someone who would like to go with you on the trip of a lifetime. It can be more of a lonely experience if you go on your own. But you will meet some new people on your travels. Make sure you make a list of everywhere you want to go, and how you are planning to do it. You don’t want to turn up in a foreign country with no idea of accommodation or transportation. Some companies do trips planned out for you such as great ocean road tours. These will take some pressure of you. A lot of people also work abroad while they are there to help save some funds. Research jobs before you go which you could do when you get there.
A great reason to have a gap year before going to university is that you can do some work experience. It’s always good to learn some skills in your chosen field before heading to University. It will give you an insight into what the career will be like when you finish your degree. Work experience is always looked at highly in the future by potential employers
Undecided about future
A great reason to have a gap year is if you are undecided about what to do in the future. You might not feel like you know what subject you want to go for if you study at University. There is no point going till you are sure you want actually to study the course, and have this as your future career. Or you might not be able to decide which university is right for you. You don’t want to be miserable while you are there. Also, some careers you might not need to do Uni, and just work your way up.
Save some cash
If you want to save some money, a gap year is a great way to do it. You can work full time for the year and you will have lots of money saved to either go university, travelling or put towards a flat or home.
Whatever you decide to do, it’s great to chill out before work or University. After all, you have been working so hard, so it’s time to reward yourself.