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Gap years

I live in Glasgow and I want to ask if Ican take a gap year after S5 or S6 to travel to Egypt and spend a year finding experience there. I also have a flat there and I have family there so I have no financial problem going there or staying there. My question is can I have that gap year after S5 and still go to university when I come back or should I wait after S6 and still go to university?
Original post by Origin12
I live in Glasgow and I want to ask if Ican take a gap year after S5 or S6 to travel to Egypt and spend a year finding experience there. I also have a flat there and I have family there so I have no financial problem going there or staying there. My question is can I have that gap year after S5 and still go to university when I come back or should I wait after S6 and still go to university?


So, I'm admittedly not too clued up on how school works in Scotland but, as far as I understand, you want to take a break of studies while still at school? To go to Egypt? That's really uncommon (in England anyway), I've only known people take a break of studies during school because of traumatic events or because they felt they were doing the wrong thing, not just to take a sabbatical year. What's wrong with taking a gap year after you finish school and before you start university?

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