This discussion is closed.
etomac
Badges: 0
#41
Report 16 years ago
#41
well.. you have to enjoy staying there
for 6 months
0
charlord
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#42
Report 16 years ago
#42
(Original post by ThunderCat8)
It looks like I have been unsuccessful for all four of my medicine choices this year, so I want to take a gap year and re-apply next year. I really want to travel to China for six months or so and teach English, and do some travelling while there of course.

Has anybody here done any gap projects in China, or is anybody thinking of/already planned to do voluntary work in China? I would love to get some advice and chat to people who are in the know! It would be great if I found somebody who is planning to do the same thing as me, it would be a lot less terrifying going away with somebody that going alone.

I've done lots of research and found some excellent companies (my favourite so far is travellers worldwide - cheapest and most flexible of them) and I would have to choose the town in China I taught in and a number of other things. Choosing a town is going to be hard since I have never been to China, and I don't know what they are all like! So some advice on choosing a town would be greatly appreciated too!

If anybody can help, I would be really grateful.

Smile.
hmmnn im not going on a gap year but if u go - u have to visit the terracotta army and all of that!!! i will be incredibly jealous! apparantly, (i was told this) you will get a lot of people stopping you in the street to take pictures of them and you because your european. my english teacher even got called a gorilla because of his hairy arms lol
0
Fly By
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#43
Report 16 years ago
#43
(Original post by charlord)
hmmnn im not going on a gap year but if u go - u have to visit the terracotta army and all of that!!! i will be incredibly jealous! apparantly, (i was told this) you will get a lot of people stopping you in the street to take pictures of them and you because your european. my english teacher even got called a gorilla because of his hairy arms lol
hmm.....when was this??
0
charlord
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#44
Report 16 years ago
#44
(Original post by Fly By)
hmm.....when was this??
easter
0
ThunderCat8
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#45
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#45
I hope I don't get called a gorilla!

The progress so far on my GAP year isn't too much. I have definately got a place to go somewhere for 6months. There are vacancies to China, but it hasn't been confirmed that I am going there yet. I am waiting for the China project manager to phone me and discuss placements, so hopefully they'll phone me soon. I'm getting anxious! But all in all, my gap year is looking pretty good. Yesterday I was offered a job as an auxillery nurse starting in September. So that's pretty nifty! Hopefully with my jam-packed personal statement, I will at least get an interview from a medical school.

It would be so nice to have an offer in the bag before I even go away to China. Would make me so much more relaxed. Oh well, I can hope can't I!
0
charlord
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#46
Report 16 years ago
#46
(Original post by ThunderCat8)
I hope I don't get called a gorilla!

The progress so far on my GAP year isn't too much. I have definately got a place to go somewhere for 6months. There are vacancies to China, but it hasn't been confirmed that I am going there yet. I am waiting for the China project manager to phone me and discuss placements, so hopefully they'll phone me soon. I'm getting anxious! But all in all, my gap year is looking pretty good. Yesterday I was offered a job as an auxillery nurse starting in September. So that's pretty nifty! Hopefully with my jam-packed personal statement, I will at least get an interview from a medical school.

It would be so nice to have an offer in the bag before I even go away to China. Would make me so much more relaxed. Oh well, I can hope can't I!
where else could u go?
0
Fly By
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#47
Report 16 years ago
#47
just stick with china
0
ThunderCat8
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#48
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#48
I could go a whole multitude of places. But I have my heart set on going to China. I would be happy elsewhere, maybe Thailand or Veitnam, or even Brazil; but at my interview I told them I wanted China, so that is what they are trying to sort out right now (well, I assume that is what they are doing!)

I am going with www.GAP.org.uk by the way. Anyone else been with this company and doesn't mind me asking questions? There is a lot I want to know!
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What are you most likely to do if you don't get the grades you were expecting?

Go through Clearing (19)
39.58%
Take autumn exams (18)
37.5%
Look for a job (1)
2.08%
Consider an apprenticeship (1)
2.08%
Take a year out (6)
12.5%
Something else (let us know in the thread!) (3)
6.25%

Watched Threads

View All