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Any ideas for good things to do on a gap year for the study of french and german at top universities, if poss the activities should be beneficial to a future application to university/career. I also like mod cons so couldn't do anything without a nice bed - sorry! Thanks for your help!
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travel around france and jermany, perhaps getting a job there teaching english ore something similar.
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yeah u could even goto some random french or german speaking place.
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having a trip around the world may not be a bad idea !!!
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You could get a job on a private super yacht over a year. They visit all sorts of places in the Med and Carribean which speak French and Spanish and...there are always Germans anywhere you go!
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You could get a job on a private super yacht over a year. They visit all sorts of places in the Med and Carribean which speak French and Spanish and...there are always Germans anywhere you go!

not a bad idea at all....btu do'nt they need any qualifications ???
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not a bad idea at all....btu do'nt they need any qualifications ???
Apart from 3 and a half days of training no. Two days doing a firefighting course and the one a sea survival course. Half a day for a first aid course. A lot of it is death by powerpoint but you get to do real fire fighting exercises and a simulated ship evacuations. I did it last year it was quite fun.
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Taking a gap year was the biggest mistake I ever made
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Taking a gap year was the biggest mistake I ever made
On the other hand its probably the best thing I can do to get taken on by a big law firm.
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On the other hand its probably the best thing I can do to get taken on by a big law firm.
wow you're a prospective lawyer! sporty, musical, talented.... you seem to have it all! what have you done in your gap so far besides training with Orrel/Southampton?
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umm, I think the best thing is just to spend time teaching there. a few friends of mine sorted out a deal to stay in some boarding school, and fill the role of general teaching/english assistant. It helped them no end, and impressed the universities as well.
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Any ideas for good things to do on a gap year for the study of french and german at top universities, if poss the activities should be beneficial to a future application to university/career. I also like mod cons so couldn't do anything without a nice bed - sorry! Thanks for your help!
Do a tefal course and teach english abroad for the year. Good salary and great experience.
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Taking a gap year was the biggest mistake I ever made
Why, exactly?
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wow you're a prospective lawyer! sporty, musical, talented.... you seem to have it all! what have you done in your gap so far besides training with Orrel/Southampton?
Lol I doubt I've trained with Southampton, they aint to hot at rugby. I train with Northampton. I'm contracted to Orrell but probably wont play for them again because I'm going to uni, but I did play for the 2nds all of last year. There is certainly one thing off the top off my head which I aint good at...MATHS!

I went to Australia with my girlfriend. Obviously me to watch the world cup and her to er shop really. Although she did come to the semi final and final, she seemed to enjoy it...almost.
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