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    I have just deferred my place to uni again as already have taken one gap year and this is my second as I wanted to continue travelling as I didn't feel I did as much as I could of some with my first gap year. But now I'm starting to regret it. I'm just worried that when I get to uni I'm going to feel out of place as I will be two years older than most people, I don't usually have trouble making friends I'm just worried I will feel out of place and not have the same uni experience. I don't worry that I won't go to uni or anything. I know next year I defiantly will, the only reason I took a second gap year is I'm enjoying my time in Australia and didn't want to regret not travelling Asia as I doubt I would do it after uni. Is this a real issue, being 20 when I start uni (I'm born in June so I'm pretty young for my year anyway) and should I try to get my place back for this year or is it something I will wonder why I worried about it when I get to uni? Will i have te same 'uni experience'? I also have a friend coming to travel with me in a similar position. Thanks!
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    I have just deferred my place to uni again as already have taken one gap year and this is my second as I wanted to continue travelling as I didn't feel I did as much as I could of some with my first gap year. But now I'm starting to regret it. I'm just worried that when I get to uni I'm going to feel out of place as I will be two years older than most people, I don't usually have trouble making friends I'm just worried I will feel out of place and not have the same uni experience. I don't worry that I won't go to uni or anything. I know next year I defiantly will, the only reason I took a second gap year is I'm enjoying my time in Australia and didn't want to regret not travelling Asia as I doubt I would do it after uni. Is this a real issue, being 20 when I start uni (I'm born in June so I'm pretty young for my year anyway) and should I try to get my place back for this year or is it something I will wonder why I worried about it when I get to uni? Will i have te same 'uni experience'? I also have a friend coming to travel with me in a similar position. Thanks!
    Tbh a lot of people travel before uni so you'll have a similar experience to a lot of students. I've had a great few chats with students comparing fish and chip shops in Nha Trang before.

    If you want to travel then now will probably be the easiest time to get the time to do so. I would say to try and do useful things whilst travelling as telling employers you wanted to see more in a second year isn't a good enough reason for them to defer another year. If you're gaining valuable experience on volunteering projects etc though then it's more useful.

    Also, you're young for the year so won't be out of place. The only people that stick out as "being old" are the mature students who are already married and socialise completely differently to the normal students in my experience.
 
 
 
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