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    I'm a 19 year old girl in glasgow and don't really know where to make new friends. Don't get me wrong I have a gd social life but my schol friends have new uni friends but because this is my second gap year I just have school friends and I'm bored during the week if I'm not working and when they have exams and loads of work they don't go out as muchThanks any advice appreciated
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    (Original post by Daffodill)
    I'm a 19 year old girl in glasgow and don't really know where to make new friends. Don't get me wrong I have a gd social life but my schol friends have new uni friends but because this is my second gap year I just have school friends and I'm bored during the week if I'm not working and when they have exams and loads of work they don't go out as muchThanks any advice appreciated
    Do you know someone at uni? you could hang around and make other friends with them.
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    Hey! I'm on a gap year too, going to uni in september. Personally, I made a lot of new friends by getting a job at a supermarket. Do you have any work colleagues that you can hang out with?

    Alternatively, I'd definitely suggest going travelling if you have the time, that's what I'm doing in April (on my own bc I have no one to go with - sad times). If you stay in hostels it's really easy to meet loads of different people similar in age and to make friends that you can travel with. So, if you can, I'd definitely recommend it!
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    (Original post by 13ecky)
    Hey! I'm on a gap year too, going to uni in september. Personally, I made a lot of new friends by getting a job at a supermarket. Do you have any work colleagues that you can hang out with?

    Alternatively, I'd definitely suggest going travelling if you have the time, that's what I'm doing in April (on my own bc I have no one to go with - sad times). If you stay in hostels it's really easy to meet loads of different people similar in age and to make friends that you can travel with. So, if you can, I'd definitely recommend it!
    Hey how did you organise your trip?

    I want to go travelling but none of my friends would be up for it. I'm reluctant to go alone so that's the only thing stopping me. :/
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    (Original post by sos_)
    Hey how did you organise your trip?

    I want to go travelling but none of my friends would be up for it. I'm reluctant to go alone so that's the only thing stopping me. :/
    Hi! I'm basically just booking a flight to new zealand, then booking hostels etc to stay at. You could say I'm just 'going with the flow'. I'm gonna book activities and tours from the hostels bc usually they book it in groups, so you're with other people from the hostel/ other hostels in the area. I've booked a trek in advance but other than that I'm not particularly organised. I've bought a one way ticket, so I might fly to Australia or the US for a bit afterwards. Its all a bit random haha.

    I went travelling with my sister through europe last year (interrailing) so that's the extent of my travelling experience thus far. I just think, if you want to do something, you just have to go for it.

    If you're worried about going alone, there are tonnes of tours you can book online to asia, australia, south america, north america etc which seem really good. A lot of them are tailored just for the 18-25/35 age range, so you'd be travelling with other people similar in age so it should be relatively easy to make friends. The only reason I didn't decide to do this was because its quite expensive and you don't have much freedom in deciding what to do day-to-day - a lot of them are quite intense with activities packed in every day. But It really depends on your preference.
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    I would suggest taking the leap and going on your own! Although you might be reluctant to go on your own, I can guarantee that you will come back with a load more friends, and be so much more mature and experienced.

    I definitely don't think you would regret it. Believe in yourself!
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    You don't need friends at every point in your life. My suggestion is to invest the year in yourself and no one else. When you start uni, the only alone time you'll get is to study.
 
 
 
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