Bridging The Gap

Posted on March 26, 2012 by


There is no shame in pursuing a gap year, it is not “running away” from doing a degree, nor is it anything to do with getting a place at university for most people.

In fact, you could actually argue that it takes a braver person to embark on a gap year instead of following the well-worn road of going straight from school to university and later on their jobs. Gap years don’t have to be expensive, and if you are willing to go out and work part-time or even full-time for a part of it to earn enough to fund the rest of it, you’ll be quite set. And at the end of the whole thing, if you decide to enter university, you’ll be a little more sure of yourself and ready to enter the world properly, not to mention you’ve probably picked up lots of CV points and important skills along the way.

Some of my friends have done aid work in war zones, others taught English in rural Nepalese villages, some did research work, others went out and modelled, and one of my friends even joined the circus and toured the US performing as a trapeze artist. All these people are now going to be doctors. The options are out there. All we need to do is look for them.

– Angeline Lee (Bridging the Gap | The Malaysian Insider, March 6 2012)

Full article here.