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Application after a "break"/not finished study - what to write in personal statement watch

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    Hello, I already posted this in another Forum but I think it also fits in here:
    My name is Laura and I finished High School in June 2015 and am currently studying Linguistics in Austria. The first months being passed I can already tell that - even tough i find it very interesting - this is not what I want to do all my life. I mainly started Linguistics because I didn't know what else to do. I wanted to start some kind of study right away and in most Austrian universities there is no long application process necessary and basically everyone with a high school diploma can start studying right away. The last couple of weeks I intensively started looking at different colleges, programs and universities, also internationally. I didn't really manage to do that during my last year of high school. I now figured out that King's college is exactly what I want to do, it's exactly what I've been looking for. I will definitely apply to King's college but my questions are:
    - Is it bad for my application that I already started another study but didn't finish it?
    - Are there any tips how to explain this in my personal statement?
    - Will my application be neglected because I took a one year "break" and didn't apply right away?
    I am willing to work really hard for this, it won't fail due to my graduation grades but I am no quite sure what I have to pay attention to in my personal statement. I hope someone can help me with that issue! Thank you in advance! Laura
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    No it doesn't matter that you've already started at uni but haven't finished or that you've taken a year off. You don't really need to talk about it in your PS unless you have something positive to say about how you've developed an interest in the subject or developed study skills. Ask your referee to mention why you decided to leave.
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