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How should I spend my year off from uni? What are the best programs for volunteering abroad?

Asked by pen (16points) June 7th, 2010

I’ve decided to take a year off from university. To keep it brief: I haven’t been myself the past year, my grades have slipped, and I honestly don’t know what I’m doing there at school anymore—or life, really. I just want to get myself together and, honestly, find the purpose that I’ve lost at school and recharge.


I’m not really sure how to spend my year off. I really don’t want to keep doing the same things, staying in the same situation I am now—even minus the schooling. One of the things I thought about doing was volunteering abroad, and if not abroad then just somewhere out of state. I don’t know the programs that are out there, and I don’t know which are the best.

Aside from that, I don’t know what else I’d like to/should do. The main thing is that I want to be away from home and do some growing up for myself.

Thanks in advance.

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PacificToast's avatar

I think the Peace Corps is what you need. I’ve never been affiliated with them, but they sound like the good guys.

hug_of_war's avatar

What is your financial situation?

pen's avatar

pacifictoast: I did think about the Peace Corp. but that’s a 2 yr commitment.

hug_of_war: Money is not really an issue right now. At this stage I’m just gathering my options and working it out with my parents, but anywhere from 15K – 20K is what the budget will be.

aprilsimnel's avatar

As long as you don’t spend it like the kid in this sketch, you should be fine. I’d travel somewhere, myself. There are all sorts of volunteer positions you could do. Try and look under “volunteers”.

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