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    Hi I’m thinking of applying to university to do either a placement year or a year abroad, i can’t decide between the two but either way i’m so worried that after that year i’ll come back and have no friends as everyone else will have graduated or have established groups from first years. I want to enjoy uni and I want to make friends there but I’m worried that I shouldn’t put a year abroad or placement year option down if it means i’ll be alone when I come back. Also will I be completely alone on that year abroad/year in industry? I don’t want to get lonely then especially if i’m in another country.

    If anyone has experience with this year out pls reply I need to send I’m my application but i’m so stuck.
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    (Original post by sweetren)
    Hi I’m thinking of applying to university to do either a placement year or a year abroad, i can’t decide between the two but either way i’m so worried that after that year i’ll come back and have no friends as everyone else will have graduated or have established groups from first years. I want to enjoy uni and I want to make friends there but I’m worried that I shouldn’t put a year abroad or placement year option down if it means i’ll be alone when I come back. Also will I be completely alone on that year abroad/year in industry? I don’t want to get lonely then especially if i’m in another country.

    If anyone has experience with this year out pls reply I need to send I’m my application but i’m so stuck.
    You will come back to a whole new bunch of people but there are ways to start socialising with them from when they start i.e in your second year through events and things like that. You will also have people who are on a placement year like you so get to know them so that you have people to live with when you come back. There may not may not be people from your uni on the same placement but there will definitely be other students so make friends with them. A placement year is a great opportunity so please don't give it up for fear of not having friends. You will make new ones
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    Make friends with other people doing a placement year/year abroad then you'll come back together.
 
 
 
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