What’s your opinion/ impressions on a gap year?

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Hi, it’s my first time using this app so hopefully I’m doing okay. Haha

The reason why I’m asking this is that I’m generally interested in the point of view society has on people who is taking a gap year, because in my country (I’m not from the UK) it’s considered not that good...

I used to go to school in the UK but never learnt small bits of cultural side so just wondering

Any opinions are welcomed! (Not a mean one please haha)
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I like and support the idea of gap years but my parents don't
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I don't see anything wrong in taking a gap year. There are no wrong paths. Or by Master Oogway's words; 'There are no accidents'.
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Imo gaps years are great, just not this year of course for obvious reasons.
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(Original post by stereotypeasian)
I like and support the idea of gap years but my parents don't
Oh why’s that?

Thanks for your opinion by the way!
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(Original post by Alienated.)
I don't see anything wrong in taking a gap year. There are no wrong paths. Or by Master Oogway's words; 'There are no accidents'.
Thanks for your response!

Oh definitely, there certainly isn’t a wrong path! (Oogway is my favourite character btw)
I wish taking a gap year is more normalised in my country.


(Original post by 1st superstar)
Imo gaps years are great, just not this year of course for obvious reasons.
Thanks for your opinion!

Yeah I agree. Oh definitely 😅
I’ve heard during a gap year people travel or do work experience in the UK?
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(Original post by MarmaladeOrange)
Thanks for your response!

Oh definitely, there certainly isn’t a wrong path! (Oogway is my favourite character btw)
I wish taking a gap year is more normalised in my country.




Thanks for your opinion!

Yeah I agree. Oh definitely 😅
I’ve heard during a gap year people travel or do work experience in the UK?
Are you thinking of studying in the UK?

People can take gap years for many reason, maybe Uni is getting too much for them and they need a break, health reasons, want to travel/enjoy life, work experience and etc
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(Original post by MarmaladeOrange)
Thanks for your response!

Oh definitely, there certainly isn’t a wrong path! (Oogway is my favourite character btw)
I wish taking a gap year is more normalised in my country.




Thanks for your opinion!

Yeah I agree. Oh definitely 😅
I’ve heard during a gap year people travel or do work experience in the UK?
Yes I think that's what most people do.
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(Original post by Alienated.)
Are you thinking of studying in the UK?

People can take gap years for many reason, maybe Uni is getting too much for them and they need a break, health reasons, want to travel/enjoy life, work experience and etc
For now, I don’t think so. I am thinking of studying in Europe though.

That makes sense.

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Yes I think that's what most people do.
That’s pretty nice.

Thank you!
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In the current situation it's probably the best idea, to wait untill the Covid pandemics gets curbed with vaccine, so you can get proper lectures, and proper social life and access to services.
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If you’re going to Europe now’s probably a good time for a gap year
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they're pretty common tbh and not usually seen as bad
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waste of time unless you work etc
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I hope people don’t view gap years as bad because I’m taking two! But I think a gap year/gap years are good if you do something productive with that time. You don’t have to travel or teach English to kids in a orphanage or whatever, just something as simple as improving your grades and getting a part time job can be a good use of a gap year. As long as a gap year has a purpose, I think they’re good
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(Original post by Anonymous17!)
I hope people don’t view gap years as bad because I’m taking two! But I think a gap year/gap years are good if you do something productive with that time. You don’t have to travel or teach English to kids in a orphanage or whatever, just something as simple as improving your grades and getting a part time job can be a good use of a gap year. As long as a gap year has a purpose, I think they’re good
DW all med schools (to OP, that's my expertise!) welcome productive gap years.
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