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Just looking for some unbiased advice because friends and family are being overbearing with this situation.

So I recently started university but my boyfriend moved to Australia, he’s been out there for about 5 months now and although it’s hard we’re coping but he plans to come back in a year and a half.

I thought breaking up with him was the answer but I love him and that’s the last thing I want. However I want to be out in Australia with him, I’m thinking of deferring mainly because this showed me that there’s more to life rn.

After I graduate I will seek employment pretty much straight away, I won’t have that freedom to just pick up and leave to a new country. My friends and family say don’t move for a guy but it’s not just that, it’s a major factor but there’s more to it.

I don’t think I’m being naive because whatever happens I had the experience of living in Australia which is amazing.

What do you guys think?
Has anyone deferred before? Did you find it hard to get back on track?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Just looking for some unbiased advice because friends and family are being overbearing with this situation.

So I recently started university but my boyfriend moved to Australia, he’s been out there for about 5 months now and although it’s hard we’re coping but he plans to come back in a year and a half.

I thought breaking up with him was the answer but I love him and that’s the last thing I want. However I want to be out in Australia with him, I’m thinking of deferring mainly because this showed me that there’s more to life rn.

After I graduate I will seek employment pretty much straight away, I won’t have that freedom to just pick up and leave to a new country. My friends and family say don’t move for a guy but it’s not just that, it’s a major factor but there’s more to it.

I don’t think I’m being naive because whatever happens I had the experience of living in Australia which is amazing.

What do you guys think?
Has anyone deferred before? Did you find it hard to get back on track?
At various times in my life I've deferred university and I've travelled round Australia...

So, first of all what is your bf doing in Australia for these 2 years? What course will you be studying and what's your career aim?
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It’s incredibly hard to move to Australia unless you’re on a temporary visa of some kind. I was considering it, now I’m considering Canada instead. You need to do your research.

This guys blog is great if you’re seriously considering it though - https://www.bobinoz.com
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Great! someone I can relate to. I’m in my first year I study occupational therapy. It’s a 3 year course, I’m 21. My boyfriend has already been to university so he’s just travelling and he will be working on a farm for 3 months.

I have a few questions for you.
Was it difficult to adjust when you started university again?
How long did you defer for?
Are there any requirements for deferring?
Do you have any regrets?
Any tips you think will benefit me?
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Great! someone I can relate to. I’m in my first year I study occupational therapy. It’s a 3 year course, I’m 21. My boyfriend has already been to university so he’s just travelling and he will be working on a farm for 3 months.

I have a few questions for you.
Was it difficult to adjust when you started university again?
How long did you defer for?
Are there any requirements for deferring?
Do you have any regrets?
Any tips you think will benefit me?
Presumably you're addressing me? If so...

I had one year out between school and university working for a school for disabled children (not in Australia). I found it took about 3-4 weeks to get my head into academic mode again once I went to uni.

One year.

Not for me but it will be different for you because you're not deferring your place, you're asking to take a break in your studies. As such, they might want you to attain a certain standard before allowing such a break.

No regrets.

Australia is a great place to spend some time. My wife and I bought an aged 4wd car and a tent and spent about 8 months travelling all round the country. If you can see both the good and the bad in any location, and you have the time to spend, you should benefit from the experience.
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