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    OFFICIAL GAP YEAR THREAD- 2014/2015
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    Whether you're going travelling or earning money in your home town, it would be cool to here what your plans are

    I'll kick it off...

    In September i'll be going to either Bangladesh or Nigeria with VSO ICS Entrepeneur scheme for 10 weeks. This will involve helping the local community and their start ups progress into successful businesses.

    I will come home for Christmas and stay in my home-town for a few months. Then I will hopefully be going to Hawaii to work on a farm/ community centre in March for a few months. Ready to start Uni in September 2015.

    All very exciting stuff
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    OFFICIAL GAP YEAR THREAD- 2014/2015
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    Whether you're going travelling or earning money in your home town, it would be cool to here what your plans are

    I'll kick it off...

    In September i'll be going to either Bangladesh or Nigeria with VSO ICS Entrepeneur scheme for 10 weeks. This will involve helping the local community and their start ups progress into successful businesses.

    I will come home for Christmas and stay in my home-town for a few months. Then I will hopefully be going to Hawaii to work on a farm/ community centre in March for a few months. Ready to start Uni in September 2015.

    All very exciting stuff
    Wow that sounds really exciting how are you raising money to fund your gap? Also are you applying for uni in gour gap or have you deffered entry,

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    (Original post by Teddysmith123)
    Wow that sounds really exciting how are you raising money to fund your gap? Also are you applying for uni in gour gap or have you deffered entry,

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    I've been saving up for a while now through christmas, birthday and part time jobs.
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    (Original post by cdude)
    I've been saving up for a while now through christmas, birthday and part time jobs.
    I tried saving money and then realised im terrible at it! But my gap year officially starts in august so im really killing time right now

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    I tried saving money and then realised im terrible at it! But my gap year officially starts in august so im really killing time right now

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    What are your plans?
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    OFFICIAL GAP YEAR THREAD- 2014/2015
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    Whether you're going travelling or earning money in your home town, it would be cool to here what your plans are

    I'll kick it off...

    In September i'll be going to either Bangladesh or Nigeria with VSO ICS Entrepeneur scheme for 10 weeks. This will involve helping the local community and their start ups progress into successful businesses.

    I will come home for Christmas and stay in my home-town for a few months. Then I will hopefully be going to Hawaii to work on a farm/ community centre in March for a few months. Ready to start Uni in September 2015.

    All very exciting stuff
    You want to become an entrepreneur? I'm having huge fears over start ups of a company. :eek::eek: You're so lucky to be going on a scheme that gives you that kind of experience

    I'm going to China to learn and speak mandarin for 6 months at a university at Shanghai. For the other half I will be working as a sales assistant raising money for university. I'm also developing websites and apps and taking an A Level in Further Maths throughout the gap year so I'll hopefully always have something to do.
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    (Original post by lllllllllll)
    You want to become an entrepreneur? I'm having huge fears over start ups of a company. :eek::eek: You're so lucky to be going on a scheme that gives you that kind of experience

    I'm going to China to learn and speak mandarin for 6 months at a university at Shanghai. For the other half I will be working as a sales assistant raising money for university. I'm also developing websites and apps and taking an A Level in Further Maths throughout the gap year so I'll hopefully always have something to do.

    China! That sounds pretty cool

    What sorts of sites/ apps are you developing? Would be cool to get in touch as I have always wanted to further my internet marketing skills
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    (Original post by cdude)
    China! That sounds pretty cool

    What sorts of sites/ apps are you developing? Would be cool to get in touch as I have always wanted to further my internet marketing skills
    I'm developing websites for some B&Bs at the moment, when I'm done with them I'll develop a website for students.
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hu...than-good.html

    I strongly believe this article.
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    (Original post by ldsbabe)
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hu...than-good.html

    I strongly believe this article.

    Yes, i agree with this too.

    You must choose carefully which company you go with.

    I'm going with ICS VSO which is a government funded scheme. The work they do IS beneficial and only has positive effects.
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    (Original post by lllllllllll)
    You want to become an entrepreneur? I'm having huge fears over start ups of a company. :eek::eek: You're so lucky to be going on a scheme that gives you that kind of experience

    I'm going to China to learn and speak mandarin for 6 months at a university at Shanghai. For the other half I will be working as a sales assistant raising money for university. I'm also developing websites and apps and taking an A Level in Further Maths throughout the gap year so I'll hopefully always have something to do.
    Omg im going to china too! Im teaching english what company are you going with? Also when are you going?

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    What are your plans?
    Sorry haven't replied but yh im planning to go and teach in china for 6 months and the rest of the time im trying to find a job

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    (Original post by Teddysmith123)
    Omg im going to china too! Im teaching english what company are you going with? Also when are you going?

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    I'll be in Shanghai taking a mandarin course at Fudan University for six months. How about you? :eek:
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    I'll be in Shanghai taking a mandarin course at Fudan University for six months. How about you? :eek:
    Oh ok im going to be teaching English at a school in china

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    Hi! I'm taking a gap year too, mainly to save money and there are some volunteering/travelling things I'm looking into for next summer. I have a job in a kitchen at the moment, started just last week. Have you guys already got places at uni or are you applying this year?
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    (Original post by weevilface)
    Hi! I'm taking a gap year too, mainly to save money and there are some volunteering/travelling things I'm looking into for next summer. I have a job in a kitchen at the moment, started just last week. Have you guys already got places at uni or are you applying this year?
    Hey im applying this year wbu?

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    I applied this year so I already have a place sorted for next October. What do you want to study/where?
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    Spending the first 9 months of my gap year working for an engineering company as part of the YINI scheme then hopefully go travelling for a couple of months with the wages! Reapplying for university this year after narrowly missing my offers by a few UMS but my gap year was always happening so it's not too bad I guess.
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    (Original post by lllllllllll)
    You want to become an entrepreneur? I'm having huge fears over start ups of a company. :eek::eek: You're so lucky to be going on a scheme that gives you that kind of experience

    I'm going to China to learn and speak mandarin for 6 months at a university at Shanghai. For the other half I will be working as a sales assistant raising money for university. I'm also developing websites and apps and taking an A Level in Further Maths throughout the gap year so I'll hopefully always have something to do.
    How did you go about arranging the China trip? I absolutely love everything Japan and would love to do the same thing in Japan!
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    (Original post by audi_turbo)
    Spending the first 9 months of my gap year working for an engineering company as part of the YINI scheme then hopefully go travelling for a couple of months with the wages! Reapplying for university this year after narrowly missing my offers by a few UMS but my gap year was always happening so it's not too bad I guess.
    Are you resitting or just reapplying? Sounds cool!


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